Plans to convert disused Leamington pub near McDonald's into drive-thru coffee shop

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The Waterside Inn in Queensway has been closed for several years and plans have already been put forward to replace it with eight residential units.

A long disused Leamington pub in the South of the town could be converted into a drive-thru coffee shop.

The Waterside Inn in Queensway, next to the McDonald’s Drive-thru, has been closed for several years and plans have already been put forward to replace it with eight residential units.

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But the new plans, put forward to Warwick District Council (WDC) by Gentian Leamington Spa Ltd, propose a different use for the pub building – which was built and opened as The Tiller Pin in the 1990s.

Top: The Waterside Inn in LeamingtonBottom: A CGI image of the Leamington drive-thru plans. Credit: Boyle & Summers architects.Top: The Waterside Inn in LeamingtonBottom: A CGI image of the Leamington drive-thru plans. Credit: Boyle & Summers architects.
Top: The Waterside Inn in LeamingtonBottom: A CGI image of the Leamington drive-thru plans. Credit: Boyle & Summers architects.

Under the drive-thru plans, the building would remain mostly unchanged.

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In its design and access statement for the planning application, Southampton-based architecture firm Boyle & Summers has said: “The proposals are to convert the existing building into a coffee drive-thru unit with associated parking and amenity space with enhanced hard and soft landscaping.

"The proposed new café use intends to breath new life into this prominent waterside site.

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"Restoring the building and landscaping of this attractive canal side site will attract a wide range of visitors and customers.

"The proposal brings an old and tired building in a prominent waterside location back to life to provide a new local facility for the benefit of the local community and the wider area.”

And Caffé Nero has just announced that it is planning to open drive-thru and ‘drive-to’ branches at retail parks across the UK.

To view the application search for W/24/0434 on WDC’s planning portal.