Butchers near Welwyn to be transformed into a cafe?

PUBLISHED: 15:28 25 May 2017

Digswell Butchers in Station Road near Welwyn. Picture credit: Google Street View.

Digswell Butchers in Station Road near Welwyn. Picture credit: Google Street View.


Plans to change a vacant butchers near Welwyn into a cafe have been submitted to Welwyn Hatfield Council.

Digswell Butchers in Station Road has been closed since around Christmas 2016, but an application proposing to turn it into a “neighbourhood community hub” has been made.

The application states: “The proposed cafe operation will be an independently run, high-quality artisan cafe serving the best coffees, teas, cakes and other light food.”

It continues: “Whilst this application effectively means the loss of a retail shop, it would mean the addition of a neighbourhood cafe in the area, serving the community residents and passing trade (including walkers) with eat-in or takeaway products.”

The cafe would be independently run, and the applicant Fyl Newington said that the current butchers would be cleared, upgraded and remodelled, allowing seats of up to 30.

“We believe that the addition of this independently run, top-quality cafe operation would become a neighbourhood community hub,” the application continues. “It would also be complimentary in the parade.”

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