Council committee to consider revoking license on 8th April
The Clockhouse pub, which is located on the corner of Kingsway West and Tudor Road, could face closure. An application has been made for the premises license to be revoked.
It follows two years of complaints from nearby residents. Most related to excessive noise from the premises.
The Clockhouse is probably better known by its former name; The Acomb Hotel.
It has been a feature of the social life of the west of York for over 70 years.
It has changed a lot over the years as it has had to come to terms with the changing expectations of sub-urban drinkers.
Relatively recently it has majored on improved outdoor areas with children now well catered for.
But it is the evening activities that have led to the licencing hearing. Many complaints have been registered by nearby residents. Sound levels have been unacceptably high with open doors and windows contributing to the problem.
In October 2018 fines and costs totalling £4889.26 were levied against the establishment by magistrates.
There have since been further complaints.
A list of the conditions attached to the licence can be viewed by clicking here
The Clocktower event rooms are very close to adjacent properties. Ironically some were built on part of the former hotel site.
It is this proximity which may lead to a further change in role for the building.