September 22 2014 Latest news:
Monday, July 28, 2014
The landlady of a city pub which was hit by a car has hailed the support of her customers.
Repair work at the Golden Star, in Duke Street, Norwich, was completed five weeks to the day after the accident on June 20.
A car had ploughed through the wall of the pub, destroying the wall, a set of doors, a window and one of the building’s structural support bars.
Lil Le Grice, the pub’s landlady, said the building was found to be structurally sound days after the accident, but there were weeks where repair work was going on alongside the pub trade.
“It was a bit of a trial,” she said.
“But the support of my customers and the fact they came in to continue to support us even though we weren’t running at full capacity really helped. I really want to thank them for supporting us.”
The listed building had to be restored to how it was using bricks reclaimed from Norfolk.
The pub hosted a reopening party when repair work was completed.
Ms Le Grice hopes the speed limit in Duke Street will now be reduced.