THE landlord of a pub that does not sell booze has thanked his locals for making it a ‘phenomenal’ success.

Sam Watson runs the Dry Dock in Weymouth, a pub that does not sell booze.

Inside the Dry Dock in Weymouth Town Centre with owner Sam Waston

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Inside the Dry Dock in Weymouth Town Centre with owner Sam WastonCredit: BPM
Dry Dock in Weymouth was the idea of Sam Watson

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Dry Dock in Weymouth was the idea of Sam WatsonCredit: BPM

Mr Watson, said to be a recovering alcoholic, noticed there was nowhere to go in the evenings that did not serve alcohol.

So he launched the booze free boozer in a former dentists, and has now thanked locals for making it a success.

Speaking to the BBC he said: “The welcome we have had in our community has been absolutely phenomenal, the amount of people coming through the door and the positive feedback we’ve had has been amazing.

“So far it’s been successful, we are able to keep opening our doors everyday…. This is for the community as long as we can cover the bills and pay our staff then we are happy to keep going.

“We are really making a go of it, we’ve put together a really positive plan of events over the next few weeks running up to Christmas, so that we can hopefully keep building that momentum moving forward.”

Customer Denise said: “There is still that expectation that when you are sitting in a bar you should be drinking alcohol, when the reality is a lot of people can’t drink or don’t want to.

“So it’s really nice to come here and not have that unnecessary pressure.”

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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