New bid to convert Red Lion pub at Upper Sheringham

PUBLISHED: 08:55 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 January 2013

The former Red Lion at Upper Sheringham.

The former Red Lion at Upper Sheringham.

A new plan has been submitted to turn a former pub into residential accommodation.

The proposals, which have been lodged with North Norfolk District Council, concern the former Red Lion at Upper Sheringham, which is owned by the Trustees of John Ashton’s Childrens’ Settlement Trust. The plans are for renovation to the first floor flat and conversion of the ground floor into another residential unit.

The building was a pub until April 2006, when it closed. An application was made in 2007 to convert it into three cottages but planning permission was refused.

A statement with the new application says: “Whilst works have been undertaken to ensure it remains weather tight, it is inevitably continuing to deteriorate and this seems to have become more rapid during the last twelve months. The pub now appears entirely neglected.”


  • Having enjoyed many excellent meals at the Red Lion after a walk around Sheringham Park, we would love to see it as a Pub again. However, anything would be better for the village than an empty, decaying property. Which planet do these planners live on?

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    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • This pub appears to have been empty for 6 years. A taste full redevelopement make more sence to me than a derelict building.

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    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • We made enquiries about this pub with a view to openingrunning it but met with a wall of silence - now I know why !!

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    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • With its lose proximity to Sheringham Park, someone could make a go of this.

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    Callum Ringer

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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