Britain's wonkiest pub 'WILL be rebuilt': Owners of Crooked House pub that was ... trends now

Britain's wonkiest pub 'WILL be rebuilt': Owners of Crooked House pub that was ... trends now
Britain's wonkiest pub 'WILL be rebuilt': Owners of Crooked House pub that was ... trends now

Britain's wonkiest pub 'WILL be rebuilt': Owners of Crooked House pub that was ... trends now

The owners of 'Britain's wonkiest pub' have been ordered to rebuild the iconic boozer to the same state it was before being gutted in an 'arson attack' and then demolished. 

There was widespread fury when the Crooked House, an 18th-century boozer in the Black Country village of Himley, was ravaged by fire last August after being bought by a private buyer and then flattened without permission two days later.  

The building had been sold by brewer Marston's to ATE Farms Ltd, which at the time was controlled by glamorous former nail technician Carly Taylor, less than a fortnight earlier. The pub had been listed for sale for £675,000.

Today South Staffordshire Council announced an enforcement notice has been issued against the owners for its unlawful demolition of the site, which was on the Historic Environment Record as a building of local importance.

The notice requires the building 'to be built back to what it was prior to the fire.' It also specifies the materials which must be used to rebuild the property, famed for its sloping walls and floor which were caused by mining subsidence in the area.

The Crooked House went up in flames on August 5 after being bought by a private buyer and closed to the public. It was then demolished without permission on two days later

The Crooked House went up in flames on August 5 after being bought by a private buyer and closed to the public. It was then demolished without permission on two days later

The iconic site will now be rebuilt to its former glory after an intervention by local officials

The iconic site will now be rebuilt to its former glory after an intervention by local officials 

The building had been sold by brewer Marston's to ATE Farms Ltd, which at the time was controlled by glamorous former nail technician Carly Taylor, less than a fortnight  before being flattened

The building had been sold by brewer Marston's to ATE Farms Ltd, which at the time was controlled by glamorous former nail technician Carly Taylor, less than a fortnight  before being flattened 

Ms Taylor pictured with her husband Adam

Ms Taylor pictured with her husband Adam 

The council set a three-year compliance deadline for the building to be rebuilt.

Andy Street, the Tory West Midlands mayor, called for the property to be rebuilt 'brick by brick' in the aftermath of its demolition. 

He welcomed the council's decision and wrote on X: 'An enforcement notice has been issued against the owners for its unlawful demolition.

'They have been ordered to rebuild the pub back to what it was before the fire - just as we've been lobbying for. Fantastic work from South Staffordshire Council.'

Last month it emerged that Mrs Taylor, 35, had resigned from her position as director of ATE Farms Limited on 15 December.

Mrs Taylor is married to Adam, 45, who is shareholder and former

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