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I drove through Cutnall Green yesterday and was shocked to see that The New Inn (Bonzo’s local featured in The Song Remains the Same) was half demolished. I did some digging on the internet when I got home and it seems it has been closed for some months. Like so many other small village pubs it seems it has finally succumbed to poor pub trading conditions and called time. A search of the local planning applications shows that the building is being completely redeveloped into an upmarket Indian restaurant.

Very Sad! Not just yet another local boozer lost, but this time a piece of Led Zeppelin history as well.

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I drove through Cutnall Green yesterday and was shocked to see that The New Inn (Bonzo’s local featured in The Song Remains the Same) was half demolished. I did some digging on the internet when I got home and it seems it has been closed for some months. Like so many other small village pubs it seems it has finally succumbed to poor pub trading conditions and called time. A search of the local planning applications shows that the building is being completely redeveloped into an upmarket Indian restaurant.

Very Sad! Not just yet another local boozer lost, but this time a piece of Led Zeppelin history as well.

Very sad that we keep losing places...would have love to have seen it.

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I drove through Cutnall Green yesterday and was shocked to see that The New Inn (Bonzo’s local featured in The Song Remains the Same) was half demolished. I did some digging on the internet when I got home and it seems it has been closed for some months. Like so many other small village pubs it seems it has finally succumbed to poor pub trading conditions and called time. A search of the local planning applications shows that the building is being completely redeveloped into an upmarket Indian restaurant.

Very Sad! Not just yet another local boozer lost, but this time a piece of Led Zeppelin history as well.

I wonder if the smoking ban had anything to do with the closure? Do you think Bonzo would have stood outside to smoke a bifter

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Wounder what sort of shape the building was in? Maybe it's falling apart and isn't worth just renovating and would be better off just rebuilding. Why not petition the new owner's to have some sort of tribute to the old building? Picture's, nick knack's ... etc from the old place.

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Wounder what sort of shape the building was in? Maybe it's falling apart and isn't worth just renovating and would be better off just rebuilding. Why not petition the new owner's to have some sort of tribute to the old building? Picture's, nick knack's ... etc from the old place.

i went there a couple of years ago on my zep track and it was in perfect condition for an old country pub, but i guess as there isn't too much around it (locals) it served mainly as a pub along the way for people going somewhere and therefore business tried up...like for so many pubs here in england at the mo (rumours suggest 11 pubs a day are closing)...

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I miss some of the old style pubs etc near me. I didn't really frequent them too often, it was cheaper to drink at home, but they had a character about them. It's the smoking ban that has caused the lack of custom IMO. Not that I dislike the ban because I never really was a fan of the whole smokey pub.

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It’s almost certainly a combination of things that are causing so many pub closures these days including the smoking ban, the price of drinks compared to drinking at home and the takeover of many smaller brewery owned pubs by large corporations.

Although I can't comment specifically on Cutnall Green as I don't live there I suspect that with it being a fairly affluent sort of place close to Birmingham, it has like a lot of other villages of its type, had a lot of urban incomers move in over the past few years. This usually leads to a lack of community socialising as people don't know each other or choose not to socialise. Because of this the local pub trade suffers. Sad really!

Oh well there are still a couple of other pubs in Cutnall Green and no doubt JB used to visit those as well.

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I drove through Cutnall Green yesterday and was shocked to see that The New Inn (Bonzo’s local featured in The Song Remains the Same) was half demolished. I did some digging on the internet when I got home and it seems it has been closed for some months. Like so many other small village pubs it seems it has finally succumbed to poor pub trading conditions and called time. A search of the local planning applications shows that the building is being completely redeveloped into an upmarket Indian restaurant.

Very Sad! Not just yet another local boozer lost, but this time a piece of Led Zeppelin history as well.

Cofa, I sincerely hope it's possible to lobby somehow to maintain tradition with the help of local community/Industry ....I am not familiar with U.K. at all.......

addendum: Perhaps, New Development can somehow honor original Tradition...clarification...

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Cofa, I sincerely hope it's possible to lobby somehow to maintain tradition with the help of local community/Industry ....I am not familiar with U.K. at all.......

addendum: Perhaps, New Development can somehow honor original Tradition...clarification...

No one in power in our country gives a s**t about history and tradition anymore. They won't even give us a vote as to whether we want to be part of Europe diplomatically. I think the majority of us Brits would vote against it anyway, sorry for talking politics folks .:slapface:

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However if they all did give a sh*t then there would be disused railways absolutely everywhere, old abandoned buildings and mills everywhere, old churches everywhere. And there already is all those things everywhere, but imagine more, and I mean loads more! It is always a shame to lose an awesome landmark, but so long as they don't start knocking Stone Henge down for a multi-storey shopping mall then I guess we can live with it.

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However if they all did give a sh*t then there would be disused railways absolutely everywhere, old abandoned buildings and mills everywhere, old churches everywhere. And there already is all those things everywhere, but imagine more, and I mean loads more! It is always a shame to lose an awesome landmark, but so long as they don't start knocking Stone Henge down for a multi-storey shopping mall then I guess we can live with it.

They will probably start charging admission fee's for stonehenge once they think of it at the solstices and equinox's

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I know what you mean :(

I drive past the Pontiac Silverdome every day to get to work and often think that LZ played one of it's largest indoor concerts there. To see it in such disrepair is indescribable and very sad. Of the venues they played at in the Detroit Metro Area, only Cobo Arena is still operating and they're holding on to a thread awaiting renovation to keep the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) there. The Olympia was torn down in 1987, replaced the JLA and the one most dear to everyone's heart here, the Grande Ballroom where Zep first played in Detroit, has long been a vacant rotting building. It still stands and there were some plans mentioned about renovating it, but the structural damage is too bad and as of now, it's just sitting there wasting away.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Ballroom

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  • 7 years later...
2 hours ago, jsj said:

I was  in Cutnall Green recently and the New Inn as was is now a pub again. its now called the Maltstone its more of an eating place than a drinking pub

I hope the ghost of Bonham haunts the place - dropping eggy farts and pooing in ladies Gucci handbags.

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