Today was hard hat day, as thanks to John Bartlett – the former proprietor – and the liquidator, we were able to let four firms of architects have a look around the site prior to pitching for the options appraisal work we need in order to convince the Architectural Heritage Fund to chip in a loan to help secure the pub.
It’s possible to get up the stairs onto the first floor above which there is a gaping void. But it’s a lot bigger in there than it looks from outside. The old pub reeks of smoke and history.
It will be interesting to see what the architects come up with…….