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UPDATE: Wetherspoon to start work on new Diss pub next year and hope to be open by September

Kings Head Yard, Diss
Kings Head Yard, Diss

Work on the long-awaited Wetherspoon pub in Diss is due to start at the beginning of next year with the pub chain hoping to see the £2.7 million pub open by September.

The pub giant had intended to start on the new pub, in Kings Head Yard, off Mere Street, before the end of 2017, with the project scheduled for completion in 2018.

However, revised plans to alter the construction of the foundations of the building were submitted to South Norfolk Council, with the developer saying it was assessing costs.

The two-storey pub and restaurant in a striking curved building will feature a mezzanine level and balcony with views across the water and a design inspired by ‘reeds and grasses at the Mere’s edge’.

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “There isn’t a confirmed on site date at present, but we would hope to start building work by March 2019 and have the pub open by September 2019.”

At a meeting of Diss Town Council on Wednesday, mayor Trevor Wenman, said: “We’re getting a Wetherspoon’s."

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