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UK Horse and Groom PH - June 2013

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The Horse and Groom a two storey flint faced building which until recent years operated as the Horse and Groom Public House. The road was created a turnpike road in 1720 and the inn was built in the late C18 as a stopping point on the Stevenage- Royston route. The property ceased trading some 6+ years ago and the building is in a deteriorating condition. It is prominent in the vistas due to its location adjacent to the road.

since its opening it has had load of owners i managed to track a few down on the local records and directories:

1869-Mrs Anderson

1879-J Anderson

1883-Jeremiah Anderson

1892-J Anderson

1896-J Anderson

1904-Herbert Ryland

1916-Samuel Winter

last owner is Stuart Findlay

(from local news paper 2010)

If approved his plan for the site would see a new Ibis hotel built back from the road and would also incorporate a large car park, conference rooms and a restaurant.

This is the third time Mr Findlay has tried to build a hotel on the site with the district council blocking previous efforts in 2006 and 2007 to develop the pub which has sat empty for more than six years.

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Erection of 60 bed hotel Refusal 22 December 2006

Erection of 26 bed hotel Refusal 5 December 2007

Erection of restaurant building with ancillary accommodation following demolition of existing PH.Approval 8 July 2009

However , permission for a restaurant was granted in 2009 but the businessman wants to build a hotel and feels there is a need in Crow country.

*(sorry for spelling mistakes I'm dyslexic)*

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like the police really care what a graff writer thinks =)

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lost bear

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i think i will pass on the offer ;)

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Edited by skeleton key

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