An Angel all set to appear without a King in Hitchin

Kings Arms

Kings Arms - Credit: Archant

A well-known pub chain have confirmed the opening date of their new pub in Hitchin.

The Angel Vaults, to be based in Sun Street is set to start pulling pints in March.

Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are very much looking forward to opening in Hitchin on March 10. We’re confident people in Hitchin will welcome the pub – and it will be a great addition to the town’s social scene for many years to come.”

Meanwhile, another Hitchin pub has had plans to open blocked for the time being.

The planning committee of North Hertfordshire District Council has voted in favour of deferring a decision on the refurbishment of the Kings Arms in Bucklersbury.

Councillor Paul Clark said: “I’m disappointed. They’re looking from a blank piece of paper. It needs a balanced approach. It will be a positive addition to the night-time economy.”