The pubs of Marston

Victoria Arms
Victoria Arms
Off Mill Lane
01865 241382

The Red Lion
Red Lion
42 Oxford Road
01865 247761
Greene King


Somerset House

Up in Arms
241 Marston Road


[formerly the Somerset Arms]


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Five Marston pubs that have closed in recent years

The Jack Russell

Jack Russell at 21 Salford Road: CLOSED

This pub (named after Parson Jack Russell) was a free house taken over by Greene King. It closed in October 2014. In July 2016 an outline planning application by Zaiqat Ali Saddique was approved (with all matters reserved) for the erection of 16 flats (6x3bed, 8 x 2bed, 2 x 1bed) with 19 car-parking spaces was approved. The first application relating to the reserved matters (16/01934/RES) was withdrawn on 24 October 2016. On 12 November 2016 the pub was the victim of an arson attack. In March 2017 another application relating to the reserved matters was approved: 16/03108/RES

Three Horseshoes

The Three Horseshoes at 9 Oxford Road: CONVERTED

Planning application 12/02205/FUL for “Conversion and extension of public house to form single family dwelling (class C3) and conversion of outbuilding to form ancillary annexe. Provision of bin and cycle store, car parking and private amenity space” was approved in October 2012

The Friar

The Friar at 2 Old Marston Road: DEMOLISHED

Tesco won their appeal against the decision of 14 October 2010 re planning application 10/00067/REFUSE and demolished this pub, but then decided not to go ahead, and sold the site. Dunne Property Developers were granted permission (planning application 15/02543/FUL) to erect a three-storey block with 30 student rooms on the site

Bricklayer’s Arms

The Bricklayers Arms at 39–43 Church Lane: CONVERTED

This closed in 2010, and applications 11/01331/FUL and 11/02477/FUL to convert it into a four-bedroom house and build another five houses in its car park and garden were approved

White Hart

The White Hart at 11 Oxford Road: CONVERTED

This was turned into flats, with extra houses in its garden, in 2002.

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