Plans revealed for £1.2m Morecambe pub upgrade to hotel and restaurant


Major plans to transform the Grade II listed Queens Hotel into a hotel, restaurant and bar have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

The proposal is for a bar/restaurant and five-bed hotel with function rooms.

Blackburn-based Marine Drive Properties Ltd, has applied to extend and refurbish pub to include the creation of second and third floor balconies and a three storey extension at the rear.

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The Visitor reported that the application states: “The site’s long term viability is one of the key drivers in securing the future of ‘The Queens’.

“To this end the applicants have explored two options – one a refurbishment costing circa £300,000 which left the project in the red, and secondly a substantial investment of £1.2 million which included the extensions and refurbishment, which results in a sustainable business proposition securing the long term future of the site and heritage asset.”

The pub was put up for sale by its previous owners Star Pubs and Bars in August 2015, with a guide price of £200,000.

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