'Local investor' snaps up The Normanby pub at knockdown price at auction

'Local investor' snaps up The Normanby pub at knockdown price at auction

The large site could soon be put back into use after hammer fell on the sale

 A well-known pub has been snapped up at auction.

The Normanby has been shut for months after several failed attempts to revive the once-popular venue.

It went under the hammer in September at a guide price of £200,000 but struggled to sell.

A month later, the venue was re-auctioned at a knockdown price.

Now it looks like the large site on Normanby Road could soon be put back into use, after a "local investor" won the auction, buying up the pub for £160,000.

It's not yet known what its new owner plans to do with the two-storey property , which still holds its alcohol licence. 

Various new licensees have tried to bring the pub back to life since it came back onto the market in 2017 with a 'free of tie' lease.

Boro businessman  Michael Harvey reopened the venue in the summer of 2018 after giving up his bar in Benidorm. 

Eighties soul legend and Big Brother contestant Alexander O'Neal played there in December 2018.

 

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