Former Uckfield angling shop could be restaurant

The former angling shop at the top of Uckfield High Street could be turned into a restaurant.

Richard Oldfield, a director at commercial agents Oldfield Smith said the premises at 212a are under offer subject to planning permission being given.

He said that would be a ‘superb’ use for the building.


Levent Yalcin who has applied for the planning permission says he hopes to open a cafe bistro business with day-time opening hours.

He told Uckfield News: “I’m hoping it will bring more people to that side of High Street and increase the atmosphere.”

The restaurant would be in the same vicinity as the Thai one due to open at 95-99 following refurbishment which is under way at the moment. See: Thai restaurant to open in Uckfield.

Across the road premises at 103 High Street, formerly occupied by Dawson Hart – where planning permission was sought at one stage to turn it into an off-licence – have also been let.


The former Dawson Hart premises at 95-99 High Street, Uckfield, which look set to continue to be used as offices by a new tenant.

Mr Oldfield said the plans for an off-licence were dropped when those potential applicants were advised they were unlikely to get the go ahead because, following the move of Noble Wines to that end of town, it would have meant two off-licences in close proximity.

Also there could have been problems installing the necessary security measures in the listed building.

Mr Oldfield said the new tenants did not want to reveal the nature of their business yet but the building would continue as offices.

He added that demand was very good for High Street premises.

• Contact details for Oldfield Smith & Co can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Chartered Surveyors, Commercial Estate Agents, or Property Management.

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