The Royal Hotel Buffet

The Royal Hotel Buffet once stood at the junction of Belgrave and Zig Zag Roads, and in 1912 Christopher Cooper was the Manager, living on the premises. By the 1990s, however, changing habits had resulted in its closure and, in December 1996, the building became the subject of a Demolition Order. Town Councillor ‘Buster’ Bartlett had previously sought to get the building listed, but this failed because too much of the building was not in its original form. The building was indeed demolished, the owners (The Royal Hotel) pointing out that it was deemed unsafe and the costs of repair prohibitive.

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