Queen set to open doors to pub as monarch scouts for landlords in ‘rare opportunity’

According to the reports, the royal estate has decided to turn a former social club in the Norfolk village of West Newton — population 750 — into a proper pub. The pub in question is an Edwardian former social club originally built in the 1800s as part of the Norfolk Estate.

Following its closure during the Covid pandemic, estate agent Landles are now listing the property with a new lease.

They say tenants should have a strong resume and set out how they would boost “community engagement”.

According to the estate agent, the listing is: “A rare opportunity for the right operator to develop a new DESTINATION public house with restaurant and letting room potential – in an Edwardian former club premises full of character and occupying an elevated position with Westerly aspects.

“Available To Let on a New Lease – terms by negotiation Applicants will need to provide a resumé of industry experience, financial references, business plan AND a plan for community engagement and consultation.”

Located on Her Majesty’s 600-acre estate, the novel proposal will no doubt spark excitement among the Royal Family.

Indeed, as the royals join the Queen in Norfolk to celebrate Christmas, the new pub will no doubt serve as the ultimate royal watering hole.

And with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge owning their very own property on Her Majesty’s impressive Sandringham Estate, who knows how many royal regulars there will be?

Sandringham House was bought by Queen Victoria in 1862 for the Prince of Wales, who found the property too small and had a larger building commissioned.

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The Gardens at Sandringham were first opened to the public by King Edward VII in 1908.

Her Majesty The Queen opened the House itself to the public in her Silver Jubilee year, 1977.