New viewing platform over river Wensum for Norwich Playhouse Bar?

Visitors to a popular bar in the city centre could soon be enjoying their drinks on a new viewing platform over the river Wensum, if plans are approved.

The Playhouse Bar in St George's Street, next to the Playhouse, has long been a popular hang-out for nearby art school students, with its outside seating area, which is virtually enclosed by trees, one of the big attractions, especially in summer.

Norwich Playhouse Trust has applied to Norwich City Council for a single storey extension to the west and south of the bar to form a bar extension, plus toilets and storage.

The proposal is also for the removal of an external bin storage area to be replaced by paving to St George's Street, and the installation of a viewing platform over the river with access next to St George's Bridge.

The work, if approved, will form part of an ongoing makeover that also includes sprucing up outside tables.


You may also want to watch:


The Playhouse Bar is popular for a number of reasons, including the food and drinks. Customers like it because there is always a copy of a crossword at hand, as a photocopy, which they can do while supping.

Norwich Playhouse general manager Caroline Richardson did not wish to comment on the application, which will be discussed by city council planners at a later date.

Most Read

The Evening News has been urging people to return to pubs in our Love your Local campaign.

To see more stories from the campaign visit www.evening news24.co.uk/loveyourlocal

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus