A NEW bistro could be opening at the same place a wartime sitcom was once shot.

Warners in Chalfont St Giles has applied to Bucks Council for a new premises licence relating to the Crown Coffee site on the high street.

The Crown was a pub until July 2013, famous for being used in the British television sitcom Dad’s Army.

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In 2014, the premises became a Costa Coffee until 2020 when the branch closed permanently.

Then, in 2021, the site reopened as Crown Coffee.

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“A bistro, that’s what we’re hoping to be in six months’ time. During the day it’ll be coffees – and hopefully do the odd entertainment once a month, then twice a fortnight. It’s going to be a bistro, not a pub,” the applicant said.

Warners wants permission to supply alcohol between 10.30am-10.30pm Sunday to Thursday, and 10.30am–11pm Friday to Saturday.

The venue will also play music between 10.30am–11.30pm Friday to Saturday.

Two objections were received during a 28-day consultation with noise concerns.

The premises is 19th Century, close to both residential and other local businesses.

Licensing sub-committee members retired after a Wednesday meeting to consider the application.

All interested parties will be contacted directly with the result.

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