When will this historic pub reopen?
A fair few readers have tweeted or emailed us in the last couple of weeks wondering what on earth is going on with the Bull & Gate, which was meant to be throwing open its doors again any time now.
So this week we asked Young’s, who bought the pub earlier this year. In typically corporate style, they said: “We are in for planning at the moment. We have worked closely with all parties concerned; we hope to have some good news pretty soon. The plan is to re open the pub retaining all of the original features and restoring its Victorian look and feel. We are doing everything we can to get to a position where we can start the job and get this great pub open again.”
Now, whilst they’re clearly not giving anything away – and we may have got the wrong end of the stick here – is there something about all that that doesn’t sound quite right? Maybe it’s that pesky kitchen installation.
We’ll keep you posted.
Next: smash cups, save pieces