The Cavalier pub Silksworth.



Chatty83

Central Defender
Great pub but very much a summer pub.

Sad though, not only will we lose a decent bar but will lose all that green land at Silksworth and they'll probably look at Farra fields after. Any green land in Sunderland, they are wanting to build on yet are happy to let derelict places like Hendon rot.
 
Great pub but very much a summer pub.

Sad though, not only will we lose a decent bar but will lose all that green land at Silksworth and they'll probably look at Farra fields after. Any green land in Sunderland, they are wanting to build on yet are happy to let derelict places like Hendon rot.
Totally right with this. Same is happening in Houghton. Any green land development is given approval by the council. Yet amenities aren’t improved on, schools, doctors, dentists etc.
 
Great pub but very much a summer pub.

Sad though, not only will we lose a decent bar but will lose all that green land at Silksworth and they'll probably look at Farra fields after. Any green land in Sunderland, they are wanting to build on yet are happy to let derelict places like Hendon rot.

In fairness the developers probably can’t make a profit if they build in Hendon. The surrounding area is shit which will cap prices massively.
 

Chatty83

Central Defender
Ironically with all the other new housing being built there it could have had a positive impact on the Cavalier and brought in a fair few new customers. It's biggest problem is it's tucked out the way and you have to trek to get there (not even a path on the side of the road it's on either).

It used to do really well as a food place and that wouldve been a better focus for it than just being mainly a bar but Id imagine with a lot of new buildings next door it might have picked up some.
 

Harbour Boy

Midfield
Ironically with all the other new housing being built there it could have had a positive impact on the Cavalier and brought in a fair few new customers. It's biggest problem is it's tucked out the way and you have to trek to get there (not even a path on the side of the road it's on either).

It used to do really well as a food place and that wouldve been a better focus for it than just being mainly a bar but Id imagine with a lot of new buildings next door it might have picked up some.
Still though, to get from the new estate to the Cavalier you would have to walk along the main road then up the bank, still a bit of a pain.
 

Chatty83

Central Defender
In fairness the developers probably can’t make a profit if they build in Hendon. The surrounding area is shit which will cap prices massively.
Maybes but they should just Pennywell the place, should be able to make a decent plot of somewhere that is sandwiched between the city centre and the coast.

Anyone with any vision could realistically turn Hendon and the East End into a pretty affulent place to live and be able to make housing at premium.

I'm sure there's plenty of roadblocks as well mind.
Still though, to get from the new estate to the Cavalier you would have to walk along the main road then up the bank, still a bit of a pain.
It is but I imagine they will have to change that road cause ltlets be honest that full land is gonna get developed in the next few years, they ain't gonna leave half a field there.
 
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Mackem00

Striker
Maybes but they should just Pennywell the place, should be able to make a decent plot of somewhere that is sandwiched between the city centre and the coast.

Anyone with any vision could realistically turn Hendon and the East End into a pretty affulent place to live and be able to make housing at premium.

I'm sure there's plenty of roadblocks as well mind.

It is but I imagine they will have to change that road cause ltlets be honest that full land is gonna get developed in the next few years, they ain't gonna leave half a field there.
That road is shit and barely fit for purpose as it is tbh.
 
Ironically with all the other new housing being built there it could have had a positive impact on the Cavalier and brought in a fair few new customers. It's biggest problem is it's tucked out the way and you have to trek to get there (not even a path on the side of the road it's on either).

It used to do really well as a food place and that wouldve been a better focus for it than just being mainly a bar but Id imagine with a lot of new buildings next door it might have picked up some.
The Beehive in Houghton hung on and hung on and eventually hundreds of houses popped up around it. I presume it’s busy on a weekend, and for meals during the week (might be wrong).

And what you’ve described above is similar to the Chilton Country Pub. A lot of potential and a lot of land but it’s out the way and to walk you have to walk on the road. Think it’s earmarked for demolishing and development now. The last night before the last lockdown it was absolutley packed.
 

Kingdom Bhoy

Striker
Totally right with this. Same is happening in Houghton. Any green land development is given approval by the council. Yet amenities aren’t improved on, schools, doctors, dentists etc.

Funding for schools doctors dentists etc is a different pot of money to councils.
 

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