REGULARS shared Karen Murphy’s joy as her six-year fight finally came to an end yesterday.
During a celebration party last night, the Red, White and Blue’s landlady was praised for her hard work by friends and customers.
Barmaid Terri Halpin, 47, of Fawcett Road, Southsea, has been at Karen’s side every step of the way.
She said: ‘It’s wonderful news, she’s been fighting for it for a long time.
‘It’s been a hard struggle so she’s really happy that it’s all over now.
‘We don’t stand for bullies in this pub and it felt like she was being bullied, so it’s a great result.’
Karen’s friend Beki Childs, 35, from North End added: ‘I’m so proud of her.
‘It’s been a long battle, and it has taken its toll on Karen, but she’s the kind of person that when she wants something she will always see it through to the end.
‘It’s a well deserved victory, we’re all so chuffed for her.’
Punter Ned Beattie, 42, of Percy Road, Fratton, said: ‘Karen is a wonderful woman and she’s put a lot of effort into this, so it’s a superb result.
‘And it’s nice to see the little man get one over the big man.’
Regular Dave Renowden, 49, of Granada Road, Southsea, said: ‘It’s a fantastic result, not just for Karen, but for landlords across the whole of Britain.
‘The price of cable channels in this country is shocking, they are so much cheaper in Europe, and they get better coverage over there.
‘Charge rates here are ridiculous, but hopefully this will change things.’