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Landlord Moves Entire Pub 600 Miles From Yorkshire To Germany

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Landlord Moves Entire Pub 600 Miles From Yorkshire To Germany

A pub in Yorkshire that was closed down and turned into flats has been moved 600 miles away, piece by piece, to a town in Germany.

It's all because the owner of the property in Germany wanted a slice of home in his adopted country.

So, The New Crown was dismantled completely and taken in bits on a lengthy journey to Iserlohn, near to Dortmund.

Paul Moss has lived in Germany for 25 years, but was pining for the feel and atmosphere of a quintessentially British pub experience.

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He's hoping that the pub will open again in this new home at the end of Germany's second lockdown, and he'll be serving beers from England, Ireland and Germany, as well as full English breakfasts, roasts and - of course - fish and chips.

Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook
Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook

As for the old property, that is set to become nine apartments, a fate that could yet claim hundreds more of Britain's old boozers.

Property developer Paul told The Metro: "Bars over here are modern and clean cut. I missed the atmosphere of an English pub. But there could be no half measures.

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"We took everything - even dirty glasses. Now we're almost there. The last thing will be the old front doors."

It hasn't been easy so far.

Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook
Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook

As well as having to help load and haul absolutely everything from inside the pub across to Germany, there have also been issues with lockdowns, fire restrictions, and a flood to contend with.

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However, Paul's spirits - unlike some other things - haven't been dampened.

He told the Bridlington Free Press: "We have had lots of positive feedback on Facebook about the pub, both from locals and British people, as they followed our progress.

"We were due to open soon but due to a lockdown, similar to England, we have not been able to welcome the public yet.

"The lockdown restrictions run until the beginning of December and we hope to open after the restrictions are lifted. There's lots of excitement about the place and we can't wait to get going."

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Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook
Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook

He added: "Because it is authentic and very British, everybody is excited to see inside - which is what we wanted.

"The building work has been tough. We had to deal with fire regulation issues and then a flood - the whole kitchen had to be pulled out and the floor dried out.

"The work has been more comprehensive than we dreamt of, but we are now looking forward to welcoming customers."

Featured Image Credit: Iserlohn Pub/Facebook

Topics: UK News, Europe, Pubs, Food And Drink, Germany, Weird

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