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Thieves steal guitars and cash from newly-opened ’50s rock ‘n’ roll pub Be-Bop-A-Lula in Green Lanes

PUBLISHED: 18:26 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:26 12 December 2017

Be-Bop-A-Lula, in Stoke Newington was broken into at the weekend.

Be-Bop-A-Lula, in Stoke Newington was broken into at the weekend.

Be-Bop- A-Lula, in Stoke Newington

Bosses at a brand new ’50s-themed rock ‘n’ roll pub are smarting after thieves broke in and stole guitars and cash one week after it opened its doors.

The pub was broken into one week after opening.The pub was broken into one week after opening.

Be-Bop-A-Lula only launched in Green Lanes at the start of the month at what used to be the old Winnicott boozer.

It was taken over by the team behind movie-themed pub The Alma in Newington Green and the Hitchcock inspired North by Northwest in New North Road.

Months were spent kitting out the venue with a Wurlitzer jukebox, slot machines, wall-to-wall memorabilia and a rack of 30 guitars which have been pinned above the bar.

But after closing time on Friday night two of the instruments were stolen, along with an iPod and a small amount of cash.

Be-Bop-A-Lula in Green Lanes.Be-Bop-A-Lula in Green Lanes.

“We’ve just opened,” said manager Wesley Deaton. “And somebody has taken a cheap shot and broken in. It’s horrible, we’re disgusted and very upset. After all the effort and work we have put in it feels like a bit of a slap in the face.”

Wesley said the break-in had taken the wind out of their sails after a good start for the pub, which serves diner food including the “famous Elvis sandwich” – mashed banana, peanut butter and bacon.

Police are investigating the burglary. Anyone with information can email info@thebeboppub.co.uk.


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