Nicholas Whyley, 50, of Telephone Road, said: ‘It must be the greatest giant-killing since David took on Goliath.
‘Football fans like me up and down the country will be delighted. Everybody in the pub has been behind Karen and we’re all really proud of her.’
Robbie MacWilliams, 67, of Fawcett Road, said: ‘There are some 60m people in this country who will admire her for what she has done, because a lot of people wouldn’t stand up to authority like Karen has done.’
Derek Wareham, 79, of nearby Percy Road, Southsea, said: ‘There comes a time in life you’ve got to stand up for what you believe in. I like to see the small people taking on big companies and winning.’
Wayne Buckner, 62, of Bramble Road, Southsea, said: ‘It is a really good thing.
‘She’s been through a lot so it is good that she finally looks like winning.
‘It is a nice pub with a really friendly atmosphere. She is just trying to provide a service for people in this area.’