A new micro-pub is coming to Cottingham

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Jan 2018

Plans for a new micro-pub in the heart of Cottingham have been given the go-ahead.

The new venture, in Hallgate, will include a bar and outdoor beer garden, and will be the first of its kind in the village.

East Riding Council has approved the application, which will see the micro-pub move into the former Thomas Cook and Cottingham Stoves shop.

The council’s planning department said: “The proposal would not cause any harm to the character or appearance of the site, or the surrounding Cottingham Conservation Area.

“It would not cause harm to the amenities of surrounding neighbours.

“The proposed development seeks to bring back into use an unoccupied commercial unit…given the relatively small floor area for both the internal and external seating areas, it is considered that the proposal would not generate a significant amount of noise or disturbance that would detract from the neighbouring properties.”

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The plans for the micro-pub show a small indoor seating area, with space for an outdoor beer garden with additional seats.

An opening date for the micro-pub has yet to be confirmed.

However, plans show the new business will be open from 12pm to midnight from Monday to Saturday.


Hallgate in Cottingham

On Sundays and Bank Holidays, it will be open from 12pm to 11pm.

The council has also added a condition which will prevent music from being played in the beer garden.

Planning officers said: “…the proposals support the evening and night-time economy.

“The proposal would introduce an evening time use within the shopping area, and the hours of operation are considered to be acceptable and appropriate.”

The micro-pub has received the support of Cottingham Parish Council, which recommended approval for the application, while Cottingham Civic Society did not enter a comment.


The new micro-pub has been given the green light

Cottingham Councillor Geraldine Mathieson said the proposals look ideal for the area, and hopes to see another successful pub in the village.

She said: “As a real ale enthusiast myself I think it looks like something that would be a positive asset for the village…particularly with it being a relatively small premises so shouldn’t compete with existing pubs in the area.

“We have got a great community spirit around a lot of pubs but I don’t think we will lose any of that with this micro-pub."

The property had been a Thomas Cook travel agents for numerous years before becoming Cottingham Stoves.

That business closed its doors in the village last year.

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