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Greene King plans major revamp of long closed Bury St Edmunds pub The Greyhound




Plans have been submitted for a major revamp of a Bury St Edmunds pub which has been closed for more than 18 months.

Greene King is seeking permission to transform The Greyhound by creating an outside covered area with garden pods as well as an accessible ramp and steps.

The brewery wants to invest in the Eastgate Street pub, which has been closed for more than a year and a half, 'for the local community and create new job opportunities', according to a design and access statement.

The Greyhound, in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has been shut for more than 18 months. Picture: Greene King
The Greyhound, in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has been shut for more than 18 months. Picture: Greene King

It said Greene King wants to carry out a full refurbishment inside to make the pub a 'more attractive and accessible premises for all to enjoy'.

An uneven courtyard would be transformed to create an outside covered area with a new level floor for extra dining covers.

The design statement said the courtyard is the only access for those in wheelchairs and the proposal includes a new accessible ramp and stairs at the back.

There would be three garden pods, with heating, on an existing patio to provide extra covers for customers in inclement weather.

The layout of the pub will remain the same with the exception of the pool table room, which would be converted into extra trade kitchen storage and the bar servery is being moved closer to the cellar.

Greene King is also recruiting a new tenant for the pub.

A spokesman said: “We’re currently looking for a new operator to take over the running of the Greyhound and give it a new lease of life once pubs can reopen.

"Once we’ve found someone to run the pub we’re aiming to significantly invest in it to benefit the community.

"This is a great opportunity for someone looking to run their own pub as we hopefully see the current restrictions begin to lift this year."

Anyone interested in the pub should call 01284 843200 or click here.

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