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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

Chertsey The Twynersh Hungry Horse in Chertsey finally re-opened on 25th October, following a major fire and the Covid-19 lockdown. It is likely that Greene King IPA will be on the bar, if anyone would like to check and report back via WhatPub?

Egham The long awaited King's Arms at the BP garage end of the High Street is re-opened for a few days, then Lockdown II happened! Now open again again under Tier 2 restrictions, and has hotel rooms, and is a rare new addition to the Egham pub scene. They are also looking for staff in all areas of the business.

Englefield Green Unfortunately the Bailiwick by Windsor Park never re-opened following the first lockdown caused by Covid-19, but the GREAT news is that it has been aquired with plans to re-open in January 2021. In current climate this is FANTASTIC news.

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/New Haw The Victoria on corner of Faris Lane re-opened in December 2020 having been aquired by Prospect Pubs, who have carried out a major facelift. If you find out what real ale they may be selling, 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?

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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