After 74 years as a Hollywood nightlife institution, Ye Coach and Horses has lost its lease and is being evicted by Samuel French Bookstore who owns the property.
It is reported that the owner and management of the bar are locked in a legal fight with Samuel French over an eviction notice that was served on July 1st, 2010.
Many celebrities of film, television and music have called Ye Coach and Horses home over the past seven decades, among them Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Spacey, James Gandolfini, Quentin Tarantino, Drew Barrymore, Michael Keaton and Alicia Silverstone.
Supporters of the Coach and Horses say it would be a shame and a travesty to let this establishment slip away without a fight.
The bar has announced a “Support the Coach” party later in the month with details to be released shortly.
In the meantime, anyone who would like to write a letter of protest to Samuel French, can do so at:
Friends of Ye Coach and Horses have also established a Facebook page for future updates: