New start for 1590s building

One of the oldest buildings in the historic heart of Dronfield, the former Blue Stoops pub, is in line for a major refurbishment.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 10:44 am
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 10:46 am
Blue Stoops pub

The Grade II listed building, which dates back to the 1590s, has been closed for two years, but has now been bought by Sheffield’s True North Brew Co – a brewery and gin distillery with eight other venues across Yorkshire.

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Award-winning Sheffield architectural practice Coda Studios has submitted a planning application to North East Derbyshire District Council.

Coda architect Peter Noble said: “The application is for an extension to the existing building to form a new kitchen, staff room and office. The application also covers the conversion of an old barn to the rear of the building into a distillery, which is very much in line with the True North Brew Co philosophy.

“We have already had extensive pre-planning meetings with council officers and are confident that our proposals will be seen as a positive use of this fascinating old building, retaining all its original character and features but at the same time bringing fresh life and opportunities to the centre of Dronfield.”