The Giant Goram is the last
pub standing in the Lawrence Weston area of Bristol. The areas has
lost several pubs in recent years including the Penpole Inn, the Long
Cross and the Masons Arms.
Recent media reports have stated that
the owners, the Wellington Pub Company who are 'managed' by Criterion
Asset Management, have sold the pub to developers who intend to
demolish the building and replace it with residential units.
The reports in the Bristol Post on Radio Bristol have indicated that
the potential loss of this pub will have a significant impact on the
community. If the pub is lost, there is very little else in Lawrence
Weston for the community. Locals were saying the pub is the hub of the
The pub dates from 1959 and was built for Simonds Brewery. Although it
is in some ways a fairly typical post 2nd World War estate
pub, unusually it retains much of its original layout – making it a
rare example of a post 2nd World War survivor.
pub features two of the original three rooms, a skittle alley and has
community activities including a bicycle project where bikes are
repaired & given to local children.
pub is locally listed and is also in the CAMRA South West Real
Heritage Pubs book.
social media postings, it is clear that many people are angry and
upset at the threat to their local pub and have vowed to fight to save
plans to change the use of the building will require planning
application approval and it's locally listed status should mean that
planning officers should give this matter full consideration. Bristol
CAMRA is willing to help the community and will certainly object to
any planning application for change of use.
you would like to contact CAMRA about the campaign to save the Giant
Goram please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to find out about the legend of
Giant Goram? You can see the Wikipedia entry at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goram_and_Vincent