Micropub plan at former town centre solicitors

59 Westborough . Pic Richard Ponter 144102a
59 Westborough . Pic Richard Ponter 144102a

Plans are afoot to turn a former solicitors office into the town’s newest pub.

Brian Jacklin of Cayton Bay is applying for planning permission and for a licence to open The Stumble Inn at 59 Westborough.

In his submission to Scarborough Council Mr Jacklin said the micropub will be serving ‘a perpetual rotating line-up of premium, unique and hand-crafted micro-brews for the discerning connoisseur of beer’.

He goes on to say that the pub will look to attract people who are attracted by good quality beer and students ‘who are put off by the drinking to excess culture.’

The submission adds: “The Stumble Inn Micropub will go back to basics. A small, pleasant, intimate beer house like they were many years ago, when folk went to the pub for a ‘pint’ and where conversation was king.

“By getting rid of the TV, the jukebox, radio, pool table, gaming machines, lager, spirits bottles, hot food and no children, we believe we can concentrate on selling excellent quality, locally produced and sourced, reasonably priced beer with very low overheads hence the ability to run a successful business.”

They claim that the pub would be able to seat around 25 people.

The owners of the property’s next door neighbour, Mr and Mrs Dobson of the The Four Seasons Hotel, have written to the borough council to object to the plans.

They couple state that there are currently ‘11 alcoholic outlets within 800 metres’ of the vicinity so there is no need for another pub.

They add: “Residents in the area already suffer noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour at all hours of the day and night.”

Two letters of support have also been submitted to the council calling it on it to grant permission to the micropub.

Environmental Health has told the council that it has no objection to the proposed change of use on health and safety grounds.

The closing date for submissions to the council is today before the application goes before a committee.