The King’s Head pub in Marlow will be closing its doors in its current form at the end of March. (That current form being – a traditional local pub, with a decent sized garden, a separate pavilion for functions and also a petanque playing area.)
We had heard rumours that it is being taken over by Raymond Blanc’s gastropub business. Now those rumours have become somewhat more concrete, with a planning application having been made public today.
The application is in the name of Raymond Blanc’s The White Brasserie Company, described on their website thus: “Our pubs are warm and welcoming with a unique combination of a traditional pub serving French brasserie food with an English twist. Something a little different, somewhere reassuringly familiar.”
The plans include quite substantial changes, adding 92 square metres of floor space. This includes relocating the kitchen into the current separate pavilion building, which itself will be extended further out into the garden and properly linked to the pub.
On our review of the new plans we counted space for just over 80 diners, plus a bar seating area. The plans specifically mention having “pub drinking space”, leaving some hope that you can still pop in for just a drink….?
So, that’s the gist of things for now – we will of course keep you updated as news develops. Next stage – will planning be approved….?