The meeting didn't prove a great success for the pub's business, however. On Monday it closed down and today its windows are being boarded up. Was it something he said?
Or perhaps Nick Griffin is another party leader who has inherited the reverse midas touch?
UPDATE: It seems there are two pubs called the Cherry Tree in the area, and the one in South Hornchurch is very much open for business. My informant got their facts rather wrong. The Cherry Tree in Barking is indeed boarded up. I received this email from the mother of the landlady the the Cherry Tree in South Hornchurch...
"We are The Cherry Tree Pub which held a Multi-Party meeting - organised by Sky News amongst other, in our Beer Garden and we can assure you our Pub has never been closed down by anyone let alone Nick Griffin.
If you are going to write biased Bloggs please get your facts straight - see my daughters letter to The Telegraph after the article by Tanya Gold.
Should you wish to visit this establishment you will find us friendly to ALL walks of life regardless of Political, Religion or Creed and serve a good pint as well!"
I am sorry for the misunderstanding.