Posted: November 18th 2019
by Richard Leigh
We are very pleased to bring you the latest news from the Lord Nelson as the work on site gathers pace. We are aiming to be open next summer 2020.
We greatly valued ideas put forward by visitors to our open evening at the end of September and have incorporated cycle parking and electric vehicle charging points in our design. We will preserve the traditional charm of the Ward Room and the Nelson Bar at the front of the pub and woodburning stoves will be retained.
The main roof was stripped at the start of October, supervised by a licensed ecologist, to enable a detailed inspection of roof timbers. Extensive structural repairs are required and have been agreed with the Borough Council’s Conservation Officer. This important roof work is underway but is being interrupted by the rain.
Further works planned for the period up to Christmas include demolition of the old store which was attached to the Barn; chimney repairs; excavation of some ground floors to improve insulation and enable installation of underfloor heating; reduction of ground levels at the rear and construction of foundations for the new extension.
Internal demolition and strip out works are progressing. The old kitchen has been removed and we can start to see how the new bar will look at the back of the original building.