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Pub and Brewery News - June 2021

Monday 7 June 2021

The following pub and brewery news was reported during the June 2021 virtual Branch Committee meeting on Google Meet.

Pub News

The Complex, Keyham, appears from social media to have been acquired by Higgins Leisure Group and is to be renamed Lucifer's Warehouse. It would appear to be a music venue from FB. This makes four Plymouth pubs in their portfolio, the others being Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock; Lockdown Bar & Grill, Southway; & Woodside Bar & Kitchen (and music lounge), as all are included on their profile picture. The Sir Joshua Reynolds, Plympton, no longer serves real ale. The Brewery Tap, Stonehouse, is currently opening between Thursday and Sunday. There are currently 96 venues across the branch area without photos, 36 of which are believed to serve real ale. The list is available for download here, Branch Area Pubs Without Photos - 03/06/21. An alphabetical list of pub reopening dates is located on the branch website, Alphabetical Pub Reopening Lists-April 2021.

Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

There are currently 74 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme, and are listed on the LocAle Scheme page.

CAMRA Member Discount Scheme and CAMRA Voucher Scheme

There are currently 21 establishments listed as being members of the CAMRA Member Discount Scheme, and a further nine which are part of the CAMRA Voucher Scheme, making 30 in total. Please give these pubs your support if/when you go out! They are also listed on the CAMRA Discount Scheme page.

Planning Applications

The Crown & Column, Devonport, closed in 2015. A Planning Application, Ref No 17/01487/FUL, was submitted on 14 July 2017 and conditionally granted on 12/10/17, for change of use and conversion into two flats. A Planning Application was also submitted several times for the Duke of Somerset, Stonehouse, for change of use. This pub closed in late 2008. One was finally granted on 23 June 2009, Ref No 09/00132/FUL, after the 30 January 2009 application was refused. Both of these closure and conversion details have proved very difficult to find !!!!!!! Two other long-term closed pubs are still closed, but have no Planning Applications submitted for these premises. The Revenue Inn, 32 Marlborough Street, PL1 4AH, closed on 18 April 2016 and Prince Albert, 35 Marlborough Street PL1 4AE, closed 1 June 2017, both in Devonport. The Prince Albert was reported to be reopening in July 2018, but no further details are known. Both pubs are still looking like public houses from the outside, although Revenue Inn was being used for storage of some kind, wef 21/5/21. Beresford Arms, Cumberland Street, Devonport, had its’ license revoked in August 2016, and has believed to have been closed ever since. No planning applications have been found to date 26/5/21. Boomerangs, 1-3 Mutley Plain, PL4 6JG. This pub unexpectedly closed on 20 September 2019. A planning application, Ref 20/01501/FUL, was submitted on Friday 02 October 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house (Sui Generis) to restaurant (Class E). This was granted conditionally on Monday 16 November 2020, and is know trading as Turkish Shawarma, a restaurant without an alcohol license. This was preceded by planning application, ref 20/00603/PRUS, submitted on 27 April 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house to restaurant (Class E). This was refused on Thursday 28 May 2020. A planning application was submitted, for the Friendship Inn, Albert Road, Devonport, Ref 16/01421/FUL, on Wednesday 27 July 2016, and granted conditionally, on Thursday 27 October 2016. Proposal: Conversion of public house and owner’s accommodation to ground floor flat and first floor maisonette. The Premises license was surrendered, application no 058799, on 24/11/05 to 11/11/16, by DPS Mr Robert Coleman. No planning Applications or License Applications have been found for the River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Royal William Yard. Somerset Arms, 231 North Road West, PL1 5DQ. This pub had closed by 19 November 2013. No further information held. There are no planning applications listed since the building extension was granted in 1985. Planning Application ref 85/00226/FUL was submitted on Friday 25 January 1985 and granted on Wednesday 20 March 1985. The premises license appears to have lapsed on 21 August 2017. The Stonemasons Arms, 142 Albert Road PL2 1AQ, had several Planning Applications submitted, the last Planning Application, Ref 10/01374/OUT, was submitted on Monday 09 August 2010, and granted conditionally on 30 March 2011. The proposal: Renewal of outline application to redevelop the site with the erection of 11 flats with associated car parking, cycle and bin store. The previous Application, Ref 08/00816/REM, was submitted on Wednesday 16 April 2008, and granted conditionally on Friday 17 April 2008. This Proposal: Redevelopment of former public house to 11 flats with associated car parking, cycle and bin store. The Premises License was surrendered, application no 020857, on 24/11/05 to 19/01/10, by DPS Mr Robert McCullough. The Trelawny Arms, 642 Wolseley Road, St Budeaux PL5 1TE, is now a café (Honey's Coffee), solarium and pizzeria. The Last Planning Application, Ref 12/00456/FUL, was submitted on Thursday 15 March 2012, and granted conditionally on Thursday 17 May 2012. The Proposal: Change of use, conversion and alteration of unit 1 to café (Class A3) and hot food takeaway (Class A5), including installation of extract flue enclosed by proposed chimney. There are a further eight PA’s for these premises, including the granting for a Solarium (ref 11/00729/FUL, submitted on Friday 06 May 2011 and granted on Friday 24 June 2011. This Proposal: Change of use, conversion and alteration of public house to form three commercial units (1x A2 'financial and professional services', 1x solarium - 'sui generis' and 1 x A5 'hot food takeaway') and three self-contained flats at first floor.

Confusion Check

Duke of Somerset, 14 Wolsdon Street, Stonehouse PL1 5EN This pub closed, reasons unknown, in 2009.

A planning application was submitted for change of use on 30 January 2009, but was refused. A further application, Ref No 09/00571/FUL, was submitted on 29 April 2009, and was conditionally granted on 23 June 2009, for change of use from a public house and conversion in to student flats. The premises license was surrendered by Mr Sean Christopher Skinner on 14 January 2009. This building was physically checked 26/5/21 and is confirmed as being two flats, 14A and 14B.

Somerset Arms, 231 North Road West, PL1 5DQ. This pub had closed by 19 November 2013. No further information held.

There are no planning applications listed since the building extension was granted in 1985. Planning Application ref 85/00226/FUL was submitted on Friday 25 January 1985 and granted on Wednesday 20 March 1985. Checked 26/5/21. The premises license appears to have lapsed on 21 August 2017. This building was physically checked to still be a public house on 26/5/21, although it quite obviously has been closed for a long time.

Boomerangs, 1-3 Mutley Plain, PL4 6JG This pub unexpectedly closed on 20 September 2019.

A planning application, Ref 20/01501/FUL, was submitted on Friday 02 October 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house (Sui Generis) to restaurant (Class E). This was granted conditionally on Monday 16 November 2020, and is now trading as Turkish Shawarma, a restaurant without an alcohol license. This was preceded by planning application, ref 20/00603/PRUS, submitted on 27 April 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house to restaurant (Class E). This was refused on Thursday 28 May 2020.

Cask Marque Accreditation

The George Toby Carvery and Lord Louis Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are no longer Cask Marque accredited, despite the report for May’s meeting!

Brewery News

Nothing to report about breweries this month.