by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 16 February, 2021
A demolition notice for the Prince Regent has now been served. Planning permission was granted for the development of a block of flats on this site last October.
The Prince Regent pub, formerly The Cricketers, was a well-established part of the High St, but has been derelict for many years. Sadly once it lost its heritage status and was de-listed by Historic England (in spite of efforts to maintain the listing), it became impossible to save it. Early planning applications had gone to appeal, and the Planning Inspector had ruled in favour of a residential development of this site, so there was clearly no prospect of the pub being brought back into use. Nevertheless many resident will miss this landmark pub.Leave a comment