All posts by Andy Cullen

The Plough – the saga continues

The application to demolish the Plough goes to SCC Planning Committee on Tuesday 4th.August. This is the latest twist in a saga which commenced when the previous owners, Enterprise Inns (Ei), decided to deliberately run-down their historically important asset before closure in 2015. Two years later, an application to turn the site into a branch … Continue reading The Plough – the saga continues

CAMRA responds to Small Brewers Relief changes

Responding to the Government’s proposed changes to Small Brewers Relief National Chairman of CAMRA Nik Antona commented:  “Whilst the removal of the cliff edge in the Small Brewers Relief Scheme will benefit many brewers and help successful businesses to grow, CAMRA does not believe this should be achieved at the expense of small brewers.  “Given the impacts of COVID-19 and the lack of … Continue reading CAMRA responds to Small Brewers Relief changes

Friendship, Stocksbridge

In 1903, “Re-built, Re-furbished and up-to-date.“ By 2014, run-down and failing: purchased by new owners, a sensitive refurbishment and Regional Inventory listing followed. The latest chapter in the renovation is now in hand, planning permission for locally-needed hotel accommodation: nine en suite B&B rooms on the first floor. Historical elements such as the dumbwaiter and … Continue reading Friendship, Stocksbridge