Greene King seeks licence for new Sunderland pub

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A PUB has applied for a drinks licence as its plans to build a new bar press on.

Greene King is seeking permission to serve alcohol at the Farmhouse Inn, which it plans to open in Turbine Way, Washington, if Sunderland City Council gives it permission.

The firm wants to sell alcohol between 10am and 12.30am seven days a week, on extended hours during bank holidays and other days set out by the application, with food to also be served late at night.

The full application can be viewed at Jack Crawford House in Commercial Road, with any comments to be passed on by Monday, September 2.

If granted, the pub would create 75 new jobs and aims to make the most of trade from firms on the nearby business park.

The company says the bar, which would have 100 parking spaces, would serve traditional food, including a Sunday carvery, with no loud music or a jukebox and would have an area for children’s activities.

Greene King, which already runs Sunderland pubs the New Derby in Roker Baths Road, the Rosedene in Queen Alexandra Road, and Oak Tree Farm in Doxford International Business Park, has said in its planning application that it has a policy to employ local people where it can.

It has also pledged to seek out nearby suppliers.