Historic village pub reveals major transformation plans including outdoor terrace

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Redevelopment work of The Frame Breakers will "ensure viability of pub's future", say landlords

New plans have been revealed for a major extension to an historic village pub in Nottinghamshire.

Applicant Mr John Noble of J&M PUB CO Ltd wants to build an extended dining area and overnight accommodation at The Frame Breakers pub on High Street in Ruddington.

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The refurbishment work will include a new commercial kitchen, increased capacity via an accessible family dining area with seating for up to 42 customers and an outdoor seating area.

An artist's impression of what the new pub expansion could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)An artist's impression of what the new pub expansion could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)
An artist's impression of what the new pub expansion could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)

It would also include four one-bedroom self-catering overnight accommodation units.

As part of the plans a section of the boundary wall would be demolished to create a new, accessible entrance 

The pub’s landlords said the work will help “grow and enhance” the business and “ensure the viability of The Frame Breakers for the future”.

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A previous expansion plan was withdrawn earlier this year after concerns over scale.A previous expansion plan was withdrawn earlier this year after concerns over scale.
A previous expansion plan was withdrawn earlier this year after concerns over scale.

The application says the extension will use materials sympathetic to the surrounding area, including grey slate roof tiles, sandstone window headers and matching red bricks.

A previous application for a three-storey extension was withdrawn in August after concerns the proposal was imposing in scale.

Ruddington Parish Council has not raised any objections to the plan.

An artist's impression of what the new dining area could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)An artist's impression of what the new dining area could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)
An artist's impression of what the new dining area could look like. (Photo: Welham Architects)

The Frame Breaker’s car park, which is currently used as an outdoor event and seating area, will be increased to 10 parking spaces, including one accessible bay.

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Some pubs have started to diversify their offering to offset increased costs, as pub closures have risen sharply across the UK.

The plan is pending consideration by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s planning department.

The existing outdoor area and car park will be built on to create the new extension.The existing outdoor area and car park will be built on to create the new extension.
The existing outdoor area and car park will be built on to create the new extension.

Located on the corner of Kirk Lane and High Street, the pub was a beer house in 1868 and became fully licensed in 1880. Originally known as the Bricklayer’s Arms, the pub changed its name to The Frame Breakers in 2015. 

The name is a reference to Nottingham’s Luddite movement of 1811-1816, in which weavers and textile workers objected to the introduction of mechanised looms and knitting frames as a threat to their livelihood.

The plan is out to consultation and can be viewed on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s website here.