Kilburn pub gets green light to offer takeaway food

PUBLISHED: 17:45 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:48 20 October 2017

Prince of Wales pub in Kilburn  (Picture: Google Earth)

Prince of Wales pub in Kilburn (Picture: Google Earth)


Quality fish and chips are promised in Kilburn by pub chiefs who have been given a green light to turn their function room into a takeaway.

Star Pub and Bars (SPB), who is spending £400,000 to refurbish the Prince of Wales pub in Willesden Lane, has received the go-ahead to develop a kitchen and “chip shop takeaway” which the company hopes will draw in customers.

SPB’s application to change the use of the function room in the pub was met by local opposition at the planning committee meeting at Brent Civic Centre on October 18 by residents who fear an increase in anti-social behaviour and littering.

Stephen Smith, representing neighbours in Lincoln Mews, said: “We have a strong opposition to a take-away chip shop. Noise and anti-social behaviour is already problematic in the area.”

Richard Foster, business development manager for SPB explained: “This forms part of us driving towards the great British pub, which we can’t do without this level of investment to change the offer and make it work with the community.

“We want this foremost to become community asset - you can say it’s not that.”

He said the pub’s kitchen will serve the pub’s take away in addition to a “full menu” service.

He added: “Regarding the anti-social behaviour associated with the pub in the past we found significant investment, the style that’s offered and the people who will go there will be hugely different to the current set.

““To ensure that this is a success and a rejuvenating pub, investment is very much needed.”

Following the meeting, which was approved by five councillors and rejected by one, Mr Foster told the Brent & Kilburn Times they put in the application to “increase footfall” into the pub which will “totally change.

SPB will also provide 10 bedrooms upstairs for those wishing to stay overnight.

Mr Smith, said: “The redevelopment of the pub is needed and welcome by the residents. They have an opportunity to deliver a desirable, family-friendly community pub with all day food, good coffee.

“I still don’t understand what the benefit of the takeaway element will be and it may have a detrimental effect on what refurbishment they are going to do.”

Building work will start in early 2018.


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