Pakefield Tramway Hotel
London Rd South, NR33 7AA
grid reference TM 535 905
(details under review)
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Pakefield is part of the Lowestoft parish
Local licensing authority for Pakefield is Waveney district
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 13/08/2015
Prominent pub that takes its name from a tram terminal that once stood opposite.
On July 20th 2015 Tesco announced that it had abandoned its plans to convert this pub into another unwanted supermarket. Congratulations to all who campaigned against it.
Under threat as Tesco have applied for permission to turn it into yet another supermarket: Lowestoft Journal report. A large local campaign, supported by both local MP Peter Aldous and former MP Bob Blizzard, is trying to stop this happening.
Waveney District council has officially designated this as a hotel rather than a pub, meaning Tesco need planning permission for change of use.
Tesco has told the Guardian, "We are taking on derelict or vandalised pubs, not those which are still actively trading, and for all sorts of reasons those pubs were not successful. We go into communities and ask people what they want and how we can deliver that." They have yet to explain how this applies in this case.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Children are welcome
Railway station about 1.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)