Pub which failed to get lap dancing consent plus Georgian hotel go up for sale in Wisbech

A WISBECH pub where residents fought to stop a lap dancing club from opening has been put up for sale.

The Clarkson Arms is being offered for sale for �375,000 just over a year after the owners failed to persuade Fenland Council to grant them a licence for lap dancing.

A handful of residents had complained that allowing lap dancing could cause noise and disturbance to the neighbourhood.

The licensing committee agreed it was “not an appropriate location” and rejected the application.

Now the pub is up for sale along with another local pub and a local hotel- all being offered for sale this week.


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The trio of freeholds include the White Lion Hotel on the South Brink with an asking price of �450,000. The 13 bedroom, three storey Georgian hotel, overlooking the Nene, and a 120 capacity function room and a 40 cover restaurant.

Agents selling the hotel say turnover is between �200,000 to �500,000 a year with a net profit of around �100,000.

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Also up for sale is the Five Bells, at Upwell, and owners are asking �695,000 for the freehold or �35,000 for the lease.

The riverside inn, with seven letting rooms and a restaurant, boosts a turnover of �345,000 for last year with this year’s figure said to be running at 10 per cent higher.

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