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Pubs News

Every week several pubs are lost for ever in the UK, and situation now even more precarious due to closures and restrictions caused by Covid-19. What can I do? Firstly, unless we know we can't do anthing, so anything you hear, please >>>>Contact Branch<<<<. For more information on how to save threatened pubs, see Save Your Local and let's do what he can to support our local pubs.

GOOD NEWS

Egham The long awaited King's Arms at the BP garage end of the High Street is due to open on 31st October 2020. This former Loch Fyne Restaurant has undergone a lengthy remodelling including addition of hotel rooms, and be great to have a rare new addition to the Egham pub scene. They are also looking for staff in all areas of the business.

Sunbury After a period of closure, the Phoenix has been taken over by the White Horse, so things definitely looking on the up.

Virginia Water Following a period of closure, the Rose & Olive Branch down Callow has been refurbished and re-opened by Windsor & Eton, so why not pop along and support this new venture.

Woodham The Victoria on corner of Faris Lane is closed and boarded up. UPDATE August 2020 - Believed aquired by Prospect Pubs, who plan to carry out a major facelift, with plans to re-open in November 2020. If you hear any more, please Contact Branch.

FOR SALE

Staines The Wheatsheaf & Pigeon near Staines FC and Thames towpath still looking for a tenant. A great, busy pub with lots of decent ales..

CLOSED / UNDER THREAT

Addlestone The George lease is up for sale FREE OF TIE according to the Fleurons sign outside. Update from members Philip & Andrew that workmen on site June 2020. Anyone know any more ... or fancy running their local?

Chertsey The King's Head in Guildford Street. has been CLOSED for over a year. Star Inns (Heineken) submitted plans to refurbish interior and kitchen and reopen as a pub. However no sign of recent activity, any news anyone?

Englefield Green Unfortunately the Bailiwick by Windsor Park never re-opened following the lockdown caused by Covid-19, and is now up for sale, hopefully as a pub. See News page for more info.

Stanwell The Wheatsheaf in Town Lane. This has been shut for several months, and Ei Group (formerly Enterprise) are seeking a tenant. This community local sits on a corner plot with a car park, so we'll have to keep a close eye for any planning applications. The Sir John Gibson in Clare Road. More well know under previous name the Happy Landing, still being advertised by Ei Publican Partnerships - any news anyone?

PUBS LOST

Englefield Green The Sun Inn in Wick Lane has now closed permanently. A corner plot with a large garden and car park, Subject of Sun Inn Planning Application for change of use to an 11 bedroom home of multiple occupancy, or HMO. This is intended to be for staff accomodation for nearby Saville Court Hotel which is itself currently being reconstructed. Permission was granted 5th March 2020 by Runnyemed Borough Council with conditions. Another Pub bites the dust!

Staines TheTwo Rivers in Church Road. A town centre local that changed management several times in recent years, demolished June 2020, following the granting of planning permssion for a block of flats by Spelthorne Borough Council.

MORE INFO NEEDED! If you hear any rumours or have any information on these or ANY other pubs, please Contact Branch

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