Pub at Diss Railway Station may be on the right track

Diss station building including the former taxi office now up for rent.

Diss station building including the former taxi office now up for rent. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The owner of a north Suffolk micro brewery has submitted plans to change the former taxi office at Diss Railway Station to a micro pub.

In the application to South Norfolk Council, Dan Steggles, who set up The Hoxne Brewery in 2013, stated he wanted to 'provide a place where customers can enjoy local ales, specialist brews and ciders' and somewhere people could have a 'conversation and interaction with the people who actually make the beer.'

The pub would not offer spirits, a music system or a television but would instead be a place to meet before or after travelling by train.

No changes will be made to the single storey building which has been vacant since March 2014.

There will be two small rooms, one containing the bar and seating and the other which will be the main seating area.

The current garden area will be renovated, with a separate smoking area and wheelchair access.

A pub called The Jolly Porters was in the station car park until 1973 and Mr Steggles plans to use that name.

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It is proposed the pub will open Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 8.30pm and Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.