Pub retailer looks to develop site for new pub and restaurant

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At a time when many pubs are closing, a new pub and family restaurant are due to be built in a commercial area of Sheffield with the prospect of 50 jobs.

Pub retailer and brewer Greene King is looking to redevelop a former industrial site between Broadfield Close and Little London Road, near the Virgin Active health club and gym, as part of its Hungry Horse chain.

Already there is a Hungry Horse on the Turner Business Park in Handsworth Road.

The company is telling the council it is aiming to meet “a genuine local need” with the proposed one and two-storey building in Broadfield Close, which is due to have an outdoor seating area, small children’s playground and 79 parking spaces.

Proposed opening hours are 9am to 11pm during the week and 9am to midnight at weekends.

The Broadfield site - once occupied by a mill pond, iron foundry and dye works - would be brought back into “safe, public use”.

A spokesperson for Hungry Horse, said: “We have applied to build a family-friendly Hungry Horse on Broadfield Close, which would create 50 full and part time local jobs.

“We offer customers a wide choice of food and drink at outstanding prices, in modern and comfortable surroundings.

“This would be our second new build Hungry Horse in Sheffield and, if approved, building could start in the summer, for a New Year opening.”

Details submitted to the council extend to training schemes and apprenticeships, aiming to “dispel the myth that restaurant/public house jobs are low quality, with little or no training prospects” and to show “real opportunities for career progression”.