Monday, May 23, 2005

Another One Bites the Dust

Another Uttoxeter pub recently ceased trading and will never operate as a pub again. The ancient coaching inn the Wellington, a listed building, is rumored to have been sold to a well known local developer. The terms of the sale originally contained covenants to ensure the pub was never licesned again as a public house. The sale also included an option to purchase around half an acre of land in addition to the car park which creates a very useful housing estate space for even more profitable town houses - the current development trend int he town. The only glitch is that the entrance fromt he higt street is very restricting for large vehicles - but developers have ways of getting around such obstacles! Adjoining the Wellington arch is another listed building for sale.

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