Plans for new accommodation could help save a struggling city center pub. Proposals have been submitted to Nottingham City Council to convert an assembly room and first floor residential apartment above the Plow Inn, in Radford, into a multi-occupancy house.
The plans show four en-suite bedrooms, a laundry room, and a shared kitchen and living room. They have been drawn up on behalf of DBSR Property Limited, who recently acquired the St Peter’s Street pub.
The ground floor will remain the same and will continue to function as a pub. Nottingham Brewery boss and former Plow Inn owner Philip Darby said: “As far as the pub is concerned, it’s a lifesaver. If the rent comes from the top, it will make the pub viable compared to what it is now, which He’s struggling like anyone else to make it to the weekend.” meet up. I just hope it’s sooner rather than later.
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“I’m very happy the pub is still alive, otherwise it would go down the same path as many pubs and be closed. It’s struggling to get enough people and obviously the running costs of a large Georgian building like this are horrendous.” . .”
The estate company has also bought the land where the Nottingham Brewery currently stands behind the pub. Planning permission was granted last year to demolish the brewery’s one-story building to make way for student flats. The brewery would be relocated.
Mr Darby, the brewery’s managing director, said: “At the moment the pub has an events room and a former manager’s flat. That’s all going to be developed. That’s the first step, then we would look at moving the brewery In a perfect world that would happen seamlessly one after the other, but if the floors aren’t done until summer, then we won’t be moving the brewery until 2024.
“We’re sitting pretty well here anyway, so we’re pretty happy where we are. It’s just that when new management comes into the brewery and I start to take a back seat, the new site will give them more scope to expand and get into different companies, for example, they could do their own bottling, their own kegs, and that kind of thing and they could do it on site, whereas right now we’re very space constrained and always have been.
“Because my fellow directors and I are nearing the end of our brewing careers, it wasn’t something we chose to do, but it’s for the younger blood to take it up and move on. We’ve always been reticent to move. If there had been ten of us years younger but unfortunately Brexit happened, Covid happened and all of a sudden five years was wiped off the map basically our five year plan has been beaten into five years so personally we won’t be doing any expansion which will be until the new regime”.