George Hotel to shut in May and may be replaced by flats
George Hotel in Highbridge has been sold to developers and could
be converted into flats, it has emerged this week.
Robbins, the pub's landlord, has said that the pub is set to close
its doors for the final time in late May or early June.
a terrible day for me, because I've been here for more than 20
years, but I'm at an age when I want to retire," said Mr
said he had tried hard to sell the pub as a going concern since
last summer but nobody had expressed an interest.
Murphy, the Chairman of Highbridge Chamber of Trade, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that a local business consortium has bought the hotel whom he
believes want to re-develop the site.
described the news as a "blow" to the town centre, particularly
because he understands the pub is not listed and it therefore
be more easily earmarked for development.
hotel sale is also expected to include the tattoo studio located
next door to the pub, plus an area of land behind the pub.