Great Cornard Highbury Barn
closed December 2012
last owner Punch
46 Canhams Rd, CO10 0ER
grid reference TL 891 402
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 13/08/2015
This was aively and friendly establishment with two bars and separate restaurant. It had six en-suite rooms (b+b) and a safe garden with children's play area.
This pub is under threat, with current owners, Punch Taverns, wanting to demolish it for redevelopment. Details with information about how to object to the demolition can be found at the Great Cornard Info Site and at the EADT.
UPDATE: Punch Taverns have now applied for planning permission to build a supermarket on the site. See The EADT.
UPDATE 2: Nov 8 2012, Babergh Council has put in place an order preventing the demolition of the building. Whilst this doesn't actually save the pub, it may delay any redevelopment.
UPDATE 3: Dec 7 2012, Planning permission for demolition of the pub and its redevelopment has been refused. Suffolk Free Press.
UPDATE 4: July 4th 2013. A planning enquiry upheld the council's refusal of permission to demolish the pub, following an appeal from the developers.
UPDATE 5: in May 2014, Babergh council granted permission for the pub to be converted into a shop.
The pub dates back to the 18th century or earlier. In 1899 it was sold, along with its brewery for £92-5-5.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)