It is believed that parts of the building date back to the 1400s, but the pub has unfortunately fallen into quite a state of disrepair and needs significant work to bring it back to its former glory with an additional modern twist.
The building was listed in 1972, and BRP has held extensive discussions with Bracknell Forest Council's heritage and planning officers to develop the proposals.
It is proposed that the existing building will be considerately refurbished and a new 3,000 sq ft modern timber framed extension will be constructed at the back of the building, so providing a visual and physical link between the historic building and the new town centre. Simon Russian, Development Manager for Legal & General on behalf of the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, comments: "The Bull provides a key link from the new leisure and restaurant street to the High Street. The comprehensive refurbishment and extension of this building will provide something different for the regeneration of the Town Centre. We expect that, if approved, this will also provide a slightly different dining offer from the exciting restaurants that have already been revealed. We hope to make some further announcements on this in the first half of 2016."
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: "The Bull is a landmark of Bracknell town centre and is a celebrated part of the borough's heritage. I'm pleased that designs to sympathetically refurbish the building have been submitted for planning permission. The refurbishment will, subject to approval, ensure this historic building continues to be a significant part of The Lexicon and the town's future."