Plans to re-open Tickton's New Inn pub if three homes are built on the car park
Tickton's New Inn pub shut in April (Image: Peter Harbour)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 May 2018
A popular village pub could reopen this summer after a revamp, if housing plans are approved for its car park.
Tickton was left without a pub when The New Inn shut within weeks of the village’s other pub, the Crown & Anchor, closing.
The New Inn closed in April when owners Hazel Boynton and chef Bev Payne sold up after more than 10 years at the Main Street pub.
Now, planning permission is being sought by Richmond Properties UK Ltd to build three small detached homes on the car park.
Wayne Low, director at the Beverley-based company, said work will not start on a refit of the pub until the application for homes is determined by East Riding Council. Mr Low said: “Richmond Properties UK Ltd no longer owns the public house currently known as The New Inn, only the land to the rear.
“I can however confirm that the new owners have awarded a contract for Richmond Properties UK Ltd to carry out a comprehensive refurbishment of the pub, they intend to re-name and re-open.
“We have been given the go ahead to carry out the soft strip immediately, but told not to commence the refit until the application for the three houses is determined.
“The new owners have also confirmed that the pub once refurbished will not be serving food, it is to be a traditional village pub.”
Tickton's New Inn pub shut last month (Image: Peter Harbour)
Mr Low said a £250,000 makeover of the pub would turn it into a smart drinking venue. Parking for the pub would be on Main Street if the car park is built on.
Village postmaster John Greenwood said: “The village has not got any pub at all now.
“We don’t know what will happen with the New Inn, it all appears to hang on planning permission for homes on the car park.
“People would welcome the pub reopening but whether enough people would use it or not to make it viable I am not sure.
The Crown & Anchor shut in March
“I think it was the food that kept it going before, not the drinkers.”
It comes after the village’s Crown & Anchor restaurant and bar closed unexpectedly in March. It was understood the closure of the riverside venue followed a dispute between licensee Mark Cross and the Crown & Anchor's owner.
Mr Cross has taken on the Rose & Crown in Beverley, which reopened at Easter with the team from the Crown & Anchor.
The Crown & Anchor’s attractive riverside setting, with boats moored alongside, made it a popular venue with locals and visitors. It is not known what will happen to the venue, which dates back to 1823.