London has changed since Pup started Annabel's, ... It was all terribly English, but now London is multicultural and we have tried to reflect that. Every six weeks we have a concert. We tend to have African musicians and that's brought in a more European crowd. We don't actually want it to become a celebrity haunt, though. There were all these stories that Jude and Sienna used to come here, but I don't think they ever have.
We are appalled, ... James Sherwood has made a good living out of Harry's Bar, but now our hands are tied and it's a very difficult situation to be in. As a major shareholder, Sherwood could put restrictions on us. He could set us management targets and suchlike until the very essence of Harry's Bar is ripped apart.
It's dreadful for the staff as well, ... I am furious about everything. Incandescent. We don't want to do Sherwood out of any money, but we wouldn't sell Harry's Bar for any amount. We want him to carry on as it has always been, but now he won't even return our calls. I'm trying to be political about it.