New Garden Plan For Norman King Pub Site



A planning application has been submitted to turn the site of the former Norman King public house in Church Street, Dunstable, into a garden.

The application by would create a new garden on the site together with a new boundary wall, new planting. Additionally, there would be an enhanced access from Kingsway providing a new access to the hotel.  The existing access to the hotel from Church Road would be removed and the hotel car parking would be rearranged.

An existing remaining clunch wall to Church Road frontage would be retained. Plans show that new brick supporting piers would be constructed to help support the old wall. The wall would be integrated into the garden according to plan.

Plans can be viewed at the CBC planning site and search for 18/01477/FULL. Comments on the application can be sent to planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk quoting CB/18/01477/FULL.

The building was destroyed by fire on 10 August 2011. 40 firefighters, six fire appliances and two aerial platforms were used trying to extinguish the fire.

Following the pub's destruction, protestors set up a campaign group to demand the rebuilding of the Grade II listed property. In the end, it was agreed that an exterior wall would be retained as a memory to the past.

The pub was popular with locals as a place for discos, karaoke nights, darts, or just watching the football on the television.

The site has a long history probably dating back to the time of the Norman Conquest. See Archaeological report.




Early 1900's taken from Kingsway, Kingsbury Stables as it was then known, run by John Laing and his family.


On Fire: 10 August 2011


photo: Alan Winter 2013

photo: Julia Lewry 2016 on Facebook

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