Golden Star’s Landlady thanks customers as pub repairs are complete

Lil Le Grice, landlady of the Golden Star in Colegate, Norwich, which has been repaired after a car crashed into it in June. Lil Le Grice, landlady of the Golden Star in Colegate, Norwich, which has been repaired after a car crashed into it in June.

Monday, July 28, 2014
9:57 AM

The landlady of a city pub which was hit by a car has hailed the support of her customers.

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Emergency services at The Golden Star pub in Norwich after the car crash.
 Photo by Simon Finlay.Emergency services at The Golden Star pub in Norwich after the car crash. Photo by Simon Finlay.

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.

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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.

3 comments

  • Piranha24, when this happened the police said speed was not what caused the accident. If the car had been speeding it would never have got into that position. Most accidents are not caused by speed, most are caused by stupidity, it's just to easy to blame it on speed crucify anyone who is caught doing 2mph over the limit and thinks that will cure the problem but it won't.

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    parkeg1

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Speeding is an issue down Duke Street though, it seems like there's a challenge to get from the top of the hill to the roundabout as quick as you can without getting caught at the crossing. Its no wonder some of the cyclists don't want to use the cycle path, they're too scared.

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    Piranha24

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Glad it's reopened but fail to see how reducing the 30mph speed limit is of benefit...the car is speared in sideways to the road which denotes a lack of car control. If they were speeding when they lost control that's something for that investigation to handle. Why do we always seem to insist on blanket controls for minorities which negatively affect majorities.

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    Alex Holdroyd

    Monday, July 28, 2014

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