Pevensey pub returns to auction after failed library bid

Beach Tavern Pevensey Bay SUS-150910-073832001

Beach Tavern Pevensey Bay SUS-150910-073832001

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A Pevensey Bay pub is back up for auction after a failed bid by residents to secure the building as a new library site.

The auction comes after Wealden District Council turned down an application to have The Beach Tavern in Sea Road listed as an asset of community value by Friends of Pevensey Library.

The Friends, who had made the application in an attempt to provide an alternative site for the flood-hit Pevensey Library, have since abandoned plans to purchase the former pub.

The building was first sent for auction in December last year but was removed from sale for undisclosed reasons.

Speaking in December, Sam Kinloch, senior auction valuer for Clive Emson auctioneers, said, “Previously let to provide a good income, The Beach Tavern, now in need of some refurbishment and redecoration, is considered ideal for owner-occupation or could again be let to provide a good income.

“Alternatively, the site could be redeveloped to provide residential accommodation or a supermarket or other commercial use, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.”

The property is among a number of lots being sold by the auctioneers at the Brighton Metropole on Friday, March 18.

The freehold guide price is £350,000.

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