Historic Weymouth pub in store for revamp

Historic Weymouth pub in store for revamp

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:06am 19th July 2019.

One of Weymouth’s historic quayside pubs, the Old Rooms Inn, is to have a revamp.

Planning permission is being sought for an external and internal make-over at the Cove Row premises.

Owners Greene King say the building has become ‘tired’ and needs a refurb’ which they say will be in keeping with the existing building and the area.

Their planned overall refurbishment will include; new planters, re-cladding an existing fence with new feather edge boards, altering and adapting the existing bar servery, creating a new door opening, the removal of an existing modern screen and installation of a new fixed seat.

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'History'

The building was originally a private home then was used as the Assembly Rooms until 1785 when new ones were built. The Duke of Gloucester is said to have taken tea there in 1771 during a visit to the area.

Public comments are invited by the Dorset Council website until August 10th .

The application is expected to be decided at officer level under delegated powers.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter