Effort begins to fix hole in the wall of Brick Kilns Pub at Little Plumstead after crash

Damage to the Brick Kilns pub at Little Plumstead after a car crashed into the wall. Pub owner Paul

Damage to the Brick Kilns pub at Little Plumstead after a car crashed into the wall. Pub owner Paul Anderson-Cowles.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Repairs are due to start today at a village pub after a car ploughed into one of its walls.

The Citroen which crashed into the Brick Kilns Pub and Restaurant in Norwich. We have blurred out th

The Citroen which crashed into the Brick Kilns Pub and Restaurant in Norwich. We have blurred out the car's number plate. - Credit: Archant

On Friday about 9.15pm a dark-blue Citroen crashed into the dining area of the Brick Kilns Pub at Little Plumstead after a collision with another car at the Norwich Road/Salhouse Road junction outside.

No-one was badly injured in the crash, and it was only thanks to a line of bollards outside that the car didn't end up inside the building.

Owner Paul Anderson-Cowles, 68, said the pub and its busy restaurant were open as usual after the collision, although an area around the point of impact was now off-limits.

He said: 'We are about 20 places short, we usually have probably about 180 places.

Damage to the Brick Kilns pub at Little Plumstead after a crash last month. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Damage to the Brick Kilns pub at Little Plumstead after a crash last month. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'But it's been really busy.'

Mr Anderson-Cowles said the damage had been 'shored up' and repairs would start today.

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He said: 'I've got to put up a fake wall as the wall has to come out completely up to the gutter.

'So it's going to be quite a big job.'

Mr Anderson-Cowles said the bollards were put in about eight years ago.

He said: 'If it hadn't been for them the car would have been actually in the pub.

'We've had lots and lots of impacts over the years, but the bollards have served the pub well.'

Mr Anderson-Cowles has called for improved safety measures outside the building.

He said: 'Maybe finally now we can get something done about the junction because it's absolutely crazy.

'I have been petitioning for a long time to get something done about it.'

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