|A new Marstons pub in Caterham -|
the proposed pub will probably
look something like this.
It will be built in the company's corporate style, and will incorporate a drive-thro' (although they spell it 'thru') coffee shop, which doesn't fill me with hope. I expect it will sell at least a couple of real ales from the Marstons range, which is quite extensive due to various takeovers, but if other Marstons pubs I've been to are anything to go by, it won't have any guest beers. I doubt we're looking at a Good Beer Guide contender, but I also doubt that is what they'll be aiming for.
I wonder whether there'll be any objections; without any local residents to complain about potential noise and nuisance, the only grounds I can think of might be an argument that the wider area has enough drinking establishments as it is, which is usually either a ploy to stave off potential competition or a tactic by anti-alcohol campaigners to block the opening of new licensed premises. We'll see.