The plans for the building, in Rowan Yard on Billingham Road, have been met with overwhelming support from real ale drinkers.
The existing building originally dates back to the mid-18th century where it formed part of a blacksmiths yard and a coach/stabling house.
Over the years the building has seen many of its original features altered and its condition is now described as “poor” on the planning application.
But Neal Gray, behind the plans and who already runs The Green Hops Micro Pub in Billingham, has a trump card up his sleeve.
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