Silver Fox pub, Stocksbridge

Pub in South Yorkshire to be demolished for 12 houses:

This pub has been up for sale for £225,000, which is a steal considering its also a very large handsome house. Even if you lived upstairs and had your own personal pub downstairs, you’d still be getting a home far bigger than anything else for that money nearby. Maybe the marketing didn’t quite reach a big enough audience.

I can see that delivering 12 houses will appeal to some, but as ever I contend that houses can be delivered on this site whilst retaining the building. Its only been closed since 2019, which is not enough time to demonstrate a cultural shift in Stocksbridge away from pub-going. The people around here clearly still need a boozer! I count 2 remaining pubs in Stocksbridge. This is a town of 10,000 people.

It’s not the most quaint pub, set in an overly large concrete car park (could have been your front garden…) in a housing estate. The historic maps show the pub to be on the site on an earlier property called Half Hall, however, the current building dates from 1963 – relatively modern in spite of its appearance alluding to early 19th-century pub architecture.

2 responses to “Silver Fox pub, Stocksbridge”

  1. Dave Pickersgill says :

    Lots of historic information about the pub on p.66/68 of https://sheffield.camra.org.uk/rhp/. The planning application to Sheffield City Council is currently ‘awaiting decision.’

    • peterrobertnixon says :

      Thanks for that, lots of interesting information there. Hopefully enough objections will go in, and the Council will be convinced the building is worth saving. There is still a possibility of housing on the land, along with the retention of the pub.

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