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Restaurant plan for former Walsall pub that was hotbed for trouble and Covid breaches

A Walsall pub which was shut down after it became a hotbed of trouble and Covid breaches could be transformed into a new restaurant.

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King George V pub in Wallows Lane in Walsall. Photo: Google Street View

New owners of the King George V hotel building, based on Wallows Lane, are seeking to breathe a new lease of life into the venue with a “high-quality” new restaurant.

As well as bringing an empty building back into use, developers say the new restaurant will bring a number of positive benefits to the area, including the creation of new jobs.

The pub was stripped of its licence in March 2021 following a hearing which was told of a string of serious incidents including a car ramming the front of the property, “horrific” brawls in the street and drinking after hours.

Police said the trouble happened between October 2019 and December 2020 and also included a series of breaches of Covid regulations.