New micro-pub with its own beer garden could be coming to Cottingham

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Aug 2017

An empty shop in the centre of Cottingha could be transformed into a new micro-pub.

A planning application submitted to East Riding Council details how developers would turn the former Cottingham Stoves and Thomas Cook travel agents into an independent, specialist pub for the village.

“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."

Plans show the ground floor of 144 Hallgate, which was most recently Cottingham Stoves, could have a bar installed.

The proposal would see the empty store are transformed with a new bar as well as toilets and a cellar inside. The outside yard area would also be changed into a beer garden.

The property had been a Thomas Cook travel agents for numerous years before becoming Cottingham Stoves which closed earlier this year.

Hallgate in Cottingham

Initial proposals show space for 12 seats, as well as a bar area in the micro-pub, and space for another 11 seats outside.

No alterations to the front of the building have currently been proposed, and there are no plans for food to be made or sold at the premises.

The planning statement by a council official for the proposal says that it would not “harm the viability and vitality of the area”.

Cllr Mathieson said: “It’s more of a niche market and, as far I’m aware, it will be specialist place and not the sort of place we’ve got at the moment.

"It’s right next to the King Billy and Kristoffs is on the other side which has an alcohol licence, but I think this is a different sort of place and should fit in nicely.”

The owners of the property will also need to apply for an alcohol licence once the application has been approved by the East Riding planning committee.

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