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Iron Duke Public Consultation Update



An online survey over two weeks and an in person public consultation held on 29 June 2023, garnered a 97% approval for the restoration of the Iron Duke.

525 fully completed questionnaires showed the vast majority would like to see a food offer – 74.5% would like a public house with food, while 19.6% would like to see a restaurant, 5.9% would prefer a pub only on the site.

In the public consultation meeting especially, there was a real exchange of memories that shows the pub had been central to many people’s lives and highlights the social context that existed for many generations in the town.

The survey specifically asked participants their views on features to include in the development, strong support for retaining original features where possible was shown. It is evident that the physical look of the building is important to people with 76% choosing this option.

More than 100 people expressed an interest in volunteering to support the Iron Duke development, Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust would like to thank all who responded and participated in the consultation. For the more information please visit

Later this summer we will be offering a hard hat tour of the building more information will be published soon about how to sign up for the tours.

About Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust was established in 1979 as a registered charity with a vision to preserve, safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Great Yarmouth. One of the longest running building preservation trusts in the UK the trust acquires heritage assets at risk, fully restores them back to a viable and economic use. Previous projects include the Time and Tide Museum, and the restoration of a number of historic merchant’s house in the town centre.

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK.


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