January 11th – On a grim, overcast day little caught my attention but popping out of work mid day I did stop to look at a pub I thought was lost, but has found a new life – and has actually been refurbished quite well and sensitively.
The former Scott Arms in Kings Hill had been derelict for many years, having closed following the decline of nearby large factories. I had thought it would be lost forever, such was it’s decay.
However, it was bought, and permission granted for a takeaway, and over the preceding months the building has been modified and renovated.
I’m not sure if it’s actually ready to open yet, but it looks close. My best wishes to the new owners.
It’ll be handy for a spring roll when I’m working late…