Castle Hotel Wem awaits planning outcome

The Joules pub team have finally submitted a planning application for a major refurbishment of The Grade II listed Castle on Wem High Steet.

Joules have been working on a scheme for The Castle an ancient Inn in Wem, the oldest pub in the town. Grade II listed Joules are planning a major restoration.  Steve Nuttall brand director comments 'We are really looking forward to this one, I think it can be as good as the Oak in Eccleshall or the Tap in Market Drayton, both are ancient inns of great character.  It will be a tricky one and we have had discusions with Shropshire conservation officers throughout the summer and we think we have a good plan that they will support.

In advance the pub has already been painted and the frontage improved.  Brian Wright painting and decorating contarctor 'We needed to get this done in the mild weather for a qaulity finish, now its done the scaffold is out of the way and we can get stuck in the inside in January.  Colin Smith master carpenter has worked on Joules pubs for 10 years.  'I can see this being amazing, we have worked with the architect and discussed how we can approach the build.  With such an old building its key to respect the original so go with whats there and take your time.  Its key we respect the finishes and build the confidence of the conservation officer who will be keeping a close eye as we strip out the modern fittings to reveal the character which is what Joules taps are known for.

Jim Entwistle designer.

This is a great iconic building and has a grand past, our scheme is simple but also bold, we want to bring it back to life.  What Wem can absolutly expect is the same quality as the other Joules pubs and of course great beer to boot.

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