The Booth Hall Public House is situated between High Town and East Street, and directly off High Town via The Booth Passage, walk way to The Booth Hall Public House which passes underneath an ancient hall known as The Merchant room.
The Booth Hall Public House consists of a four storey building, including cellars with a south facing “beer garden” and a detached stable building, car-parking, and re-instated covered walk way. The Public House is a sizeable property excluding the beer garden, potentially providing the opportunity for multiple income streams from the City centre Public House & restaurant. Thomas Gwillim applied for an ale house licence in 1727, and there is extensive history about the Booth Hall buildings from 1390’s.
Elevate Property are regenerating the Booth Passageway, as a result of the fire and will be reinstated in conjunction with the Alban House redevelopment of two retail units and 18 residential dwellings next door. A Planning and Listed Building Consent application for the following:
Ground floor bar / restaurant 197.6 sq.M (2126 sq.ft)
Access to cellar rooms, bar within the middle of the floor with sitting area with feature fireplace to the north and toilet accommodation will remain on the south. The ground floor is large enough to have live entertainment with access directly onto the garden including the stable building, over 201 sq.m of external space for some tensile fabric canopies, while retaining three car-parking spaces.
The booth passageway covered walk way 25 sq.M 271 sq.ft
The covered walk way measures 12.6m x 2m and is capable of seating 10 covers.
With feature lighting the Booth Passageway will be improved.
First floor merchants room – 103.6 sq.M (114 sq.ft)
With reinstated flooring, capable of serving 30 covers.
Impressive fireplace and Gothic vaulted ceiling with minstrels’ gallery.
First floor remodelled kitchen area - 70 sq.M ( 753 sq.ft)
Incorporating, wash down areas, sinks and draining area, staff WC and office, dry store areas, walk-in fridge area.
First floor - 45.2 sq.M (486 sq.ft) – 3 ensuite letting rooms
The letting rooms can provide Air BnB income streams for Gastro Events and tasting evenings.
Second floor – 152.5 sq.M (1640 sq.ft) – 5 ensuite letting rooms
Having eight letting rooms creates a small hotel over the public house and restaurant, all with separate access from the beer garden.
The Stable Building is apportioned into specific areas as follows:
Bicycle Store 10 sq.M (107 sq.ft)
Bin Storage 15 sq.M (160 sq.ft)
New Sub Station 18 sq.M (193 sq.ft)
First Floor Storage 1 7 sq.M (75 sq.ft)
First Floor Storage 2 18 sq.M (194 sq.ft)
Car parking for three cars.
16 high town – part of alban house redevelopment
16 High Town is in front of The Booth Hall Public House and shares the Booth Passageway.
A vaulted interior with steel frame forming 95 sq.m (1024 sq.ft) with a glazed 5m frontage facing into the Booth passage, as well as having a frontage of 7.3m onto High Town. It could be possible to link 16 High Town with The Booth Public House to create over 3000 sq.ft of ground floor accommodation to have pedestrian footfall from High Town, through 16 into Booth.Location
The fire damaged properties 16-18 High Town are located in the prime shopping area of Hereford near the juncture of St. Peter’s Street, opposite the Old House Museum (one of the many tourist attractions built in 1681) within the traditionally prime shopping centre known as High Town and within walking distance of Hereford Cathedral & The Mappa Mundi Museum. The main Post Office is very close by and there are ‘bus stops in St. Peter’s Square providing regular local services to established residential areas.High town
The Booth Hall Public House is close to Civic Buildings, The Shire Hall and the Town Hall, which enables shoppers to shop in the centre of the City and visit professional offices. High Town, the main square with market hall, clock tower provides an area large enough to cope with interesting additional events, it has a pleasing spacious ambience for the gathering together of all age groups in a sociable Continental way with Farmers’ markets, antique fairs, plant stalls, vintage cars and crafts within the pedestrianized square at the weekend, making the proposed residential development site a very suitable urban regeneration scheme within the heart of Hereford City creating an interesting inclusive atmosphere.The proposed development
The proposal is to reinstate 16 & 18 High Town by reconstructing the two ground floor retail shops and creating circulation space with a lift and staircases behind the retail to access 10 apartments. From East Street there is a covered car access way through to the inner courtyard and 7 no. One bedroom flats and a new build former cottage off the courtyard and 12 East Street. In total there are proposed 18 residential dwellings and up to seven car-parking spaces.Proposed ground floor retail areas:16 High Town 95 sq.m (1023 sq.ft)
External Frontage 8m the booth hall public house
Booth Hall Accommodation:
Ground Floor Bars 10.97m x 5.3m = 58 sq.m / 625 sq.ft
17.22m x 7.5m = 129.15 / 1390 sq.ft 2015 sq.ft
Cellar Rooms 3.81m x 2.93m = 11.16 sq.m / 120 sq.ft
3.81m x 2.93m = 11.16 sq.m / 120 sq.ft
3.81m x 2.93m = 11.16 sq.m / 120 sq.ft 360 sq.ft
First Floor – (Grade II Listed Room)
Ancient Timbered Grade II * Room 10.95m x 8.23m = 90.11 sq.m / 969.67 sq.ft
(With hole in the floor)
Minstrels Gallery 1.85m x 7.46m = 13.8 sq.m / 148.5 sq.ftviewings
Viewings are strictly by appointment through local agents Arkwright Owens, acting as sole agents with sole selling rights, Telephone or Julian Owens