On 8 Mar 2017 at 2:00pm The Greek wrote:
On the same topic.. I see the Crown in Lewes is up for sale.
Perhaps someone could actually turn that place around?!
On 8 Mar 2017 at 9:24pm Pedant wrote:
Do you mean make an angram of it The Greek? How about Retch now?
On 9 Mar 2017 at 6:09am Marco wrote:
Needs many millions£ or localised lightning.
On 9 Mar 2017 at 7:59am The Old Mayor wrote:
Offers invited !!! Shall we have a whip round ? i pledge £10
On 9 Mar 2017 at 4:17pm Hugh Jorgan wrote:
Where will the down and outs drink now?
On 9 Mar 2017 at 5:39pm Old Malling wrote:
"Offers invited". Given the state of the place, that it's listed and needs a significant amount of money spent on it I can't see it raising a huge amount.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 8:56am inthegutter wrote:
I struggle to see how the building could accommodate a high-end boutique hotel. Instead, I'd turn the lower level into a microbrewery with the current bar effectively being a tap room and then convert the rest into cheap flats.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 1:13pm Lewes wrote:
I am thrilled enterprise are selling the crown. They are not a good company to own a lease a pub with. They haven't spent any money on the place in 30 years. Punch and enterprise are both having to sell pubs due to their large debts with the banks.
I won't be going. Will just enjoy a new company to work with
On 10 Mar 2017 at 1:43pm Clarified Butler wrote:
Cheap flats? In Lewes???
Brown rice brigade will probably try and turn it into a community run seed exchange.
Most likely option is that it will sit vacant for a considerable amount of time. Combination of economics and planning regulations will see to that.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 1:49pm inthegutter wrote:
Of course I meant "cheap" relative to Lewes, and by cheap, I meant small.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 3:49pm Lewes wrote:
Has a avr means usage can't be changed. Plus there are problems with the freehold. Barcleys bank ie Dereck Crowson from Crowsons fabrics owns part of the building. That's why there is a cash machine at the front of the crown. Any one buys the property, being grade listed will get grants from English heritage. Enterprise can't as they are a ltd company. Punch are selling 1.900 pubs to Heineken. Unfortunately pubs are finished. At one time come 11.00 at night the high street was heaving. Now it's deserted. During the day, outsiders don't come in due to the dreadful parking situation in Lewes.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 6:38pm Resident wrote:
The crown is a dump and badly run. Let's hope they get rid of the people running it, spend some money and turn it into something decent.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 8:14pm Od drinker wrote:
Went in there for old times sake last night!!! Loved it!!!!!!!!!
On 13 Mar 2017 at 2:54pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I really hope someone restores the building in a way that does it justice. It has some lovely features that need repairing and it's in a prominent position in the town centre.
It should be something for Lewes to be proud of.