Garden revamp planned at well-known Peterborough pub

The Gordon Arms in Peterborough looks set to undergo a garden makeover to “improve the customer experience”.

By Brad Barnes
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 6:54 am
Work is planned at the Gordon Arms at Oundle Road EMN-180116-173051009
Work is planned at the Gordon Arms at Oundle Road EMN-180116-173051009

Greene King, the country’s leading pub retailer, has submitted a planning application to Peterborough City Council for the works at the Listed Orton Longueville pub.

The garden revamp will see the installation of a new arch pergola, erection of a 900mm high picket fence and landscaping works including resin bound gravel and post and festoon lights.There will be additional landscaping to planter beds, new fixed trellis screens to existing low level wallscreating feature seating sections and timber planter boxes with spike lights.

Acknowledging the building’s significant historical importance which contributes to the character of the area, the application says: “The proposed scheme has been designed sympathetically to complement the existing building by using good quality materials. The external works will have little impact on the building’s appearance, however they will improve the usability and appeal to local customers.

“The proposal will greatly enhance the use of the external garden area and bring a better customer experience.”

In a separate development, Greene King has already revealed plans for external works at another of its city cenues, The Boathouse at Thorpe Meadows, which will involve the removal of the existing children’s play area.

A new external bar and kitchen will be built, as will two new covered pergola booth seats, huge new raised decking area and a new entrance canopy to the main entrance.