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Owners of The Coach House pub in Maidstone speak out against complaint

Owners of The Coach House pub in Maidstone speak out against complaint
Owners of a pub who received a complaint about school kids entering without ID checks say those spotted are their own children.

Travel News News alerts 18:26, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 18:31, 18 October 2020 The owners of a pub who received a complaint about school children entering without being asked for ID have branded claims 'upsetting yet laughable' as those spotted in uniform are their own children.The couple, both 40, who have five daughters, aged between 16 and four say their two eldest attend the school in Huntsman Lane, and if any children were spotted in that uniform, it would have been them.It said concerns have been raised about children from Valley Park School coming in without the proper checks and not following social distancing rules.Mr Francis said: "We have been inspected three times by the licensing officer and we have passed every single one because we don't tolerate anybody not abiding by our rules and social distancing is important to us and our children and to be accused of this is quite upsetting but somewhat laughable as well.

Katie Francis who runs The Coach House in Maidstone with husband Steve said she was taken aback by an email from her licensing officer." The couple, who have owned the business in Queen Anne Road for more than a year, explained children are welcome into their family run pub which follows the strict over 25 policy.

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