THE landlords of a pub in Hillingdon known for under-age drinking and violence have lost their appeal against the suspension of its licence.

Police had become so concerned about at the Prince of Wales in Harlington Road they asked Hillingdon Council to review the licence last December.

As an interim safety measure, the council suspended the licence until a hearing could take place. The licence was then revoked by the licensing sub-committee.

Landlords A M Property and Development subsequently appealed against both the temporary suspension and revocation.

The appeal went to Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court for review in January, when the District Judge upheld the council’s decision.

The pub, on the corner of Harlington Road and Uxbridge Road, is used as a restaurant and bar, with a shisha lounge at the rear.

The licence is now revoked, so the pub cannot sell alcohol, have music, or serve food after 11pm.

If, in the future, the pub is put up for sale, any new owners would have to apply for a new licence.

During the appeal hearing, the court was told of a succession of issues from the pub. These ranged from loud music, noise and glasses being smashed in the early hours, as well as school-aged children being served alcohol and regular violence.

One report was of a 30-person brawl, men fighting with knives, a man wielding a metal pole outside the pub following an argument, and one horrific incident where four people suffered knife injuries, one of them a 16-year-old girl.

Cllr John Riley, cabinet member for public safety, said: “This is a great result, not only for residents living near the Prince of Wales who have suffered from nuisance, but also as a reassurance to residents that we will always take action to ensure the safety of pub-goers and the public.”