Denston Plumber's Armshistorical era: late 20th century
Wickham St, CB8 8PB
grid reference TL 758 541Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 17/09/2016
Closed and on the market when visited in June 2007.
The Plumbers Arms has to be kept as a pub and is not allowed to be changed into a private house after both a Planning Application and subsequent Appeals - supported by local CAMRA submissions and St Edmundsbury council - have been dismissed by the Planning Inspector (May 2009). Unfortunately though, the building is just being left to decay with no apparent effort at maintaining it visible.
UpdateIn August 2015 it was noted that planning permission for residential conversion has been lodged. It appears that work on the building has already begun in advance of the permission being granted.
The pub dates back to 1720.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)