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Marston’s looking for a pub in town

TWO FOR ONE: An artist’s impression of the new Marston’s pub at Swalecliffe
TWO FOR ONE: An artist’s impression of the new Marston’s pub at Swalecliffe

PUB company Marston’s is looking for a site in Herne Bay, the Times can reveal. The firm has just gained planning permission to open a Two for One pub next to McDonald’s on the Thanet Way at Chestfield and documents submitted as part of the application reveal Herne Bay is the next target market. The location came up after officers suggested bosses would need to consider the effect of the new pub on Herne Bay town centre. A statement from Marston’s said:

“Reflerence was made during pre-application discussions with officers of the council that regard would need to be taken to the Herne Bay town centre. However, Marston’s are already seeking suitable sites within this catchment for a food-led format public house and restaurant which therefore comes under a separate site finding area which Marston’s are to target.”

The Chestfield venture will create about 50 jobs and could open within a year after officials approved the plans under delegated powers. Access would be via the McDonald’s roundabout and the pub would have a garden with children’s play area. The first floor would have an office and changing rooms as well as living accommodation for the manager. Marston’s managers want to open 20 new food-led pubs each year. The company also owns the Pitcher and Piano and Bluu cafe bar brands but there are no plans to expand those.

Herne Bay Times, March 20th 2014

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