William Hill shuts in Bexleyheath – new restaurant/takeaway planned

Plans have been submitted to convert a recently closed William Hill branch on the Broadway in Bexleyheath into a takeaway / restaurant.

William Hill vacated their unit in October this year after opening when gambling laws were relaxed in 2005. That saw a large increase of gambling shops across the UK. Councils were almost powerless to prevent them opening.

However, changes this year have seen many bookies closing as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – a major money-spinner – saw caps introduced in April on how much could be gambled at a time. It’s now £2 rather than £100.

There is not mention of who will operate the restaurant / takeaway. Having looked at plans the site looks similar in layout to a takeaway with a counter to order – though the site would include around 8 tables so perhaps a bit of a hybrid as often seen. They do not intend to do deliveries.

Click here to view plans for the Bexleyheath site.

Deatils: 19/02693/FUL | Change of use of ground floor unit Betting Office (Use Class Sui Generis) to use within Use Class A3/A5 (Restaurant/Takeaway) with associated kitchen extract ductwork and refuse storage. | 175-177 Broadway Bexleyheath Kent DA6 7ES


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5 thoughts on “William Hill shuts in Bexleyheath – new restaurant/takeaway planned

  • December 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    As the site appears to be nextdoor to a pub, a takeaway operation is the most likely option.

  • December 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would like to see a decent fish and chip shop on this site if it becomes a takeaway. Ideal next to a pub.

    • December 9, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      Do you recommend a good fish and chip shop in Charlton /Westcombe Park or the surrounding areas? I’ve not had a good bit of fish in around a decade or more

    • December 10, 2019 at 4:03 am

      The Tom Bells Fish and Chips opposite WHSmith is decent in Bexleyheath.

      If you haven’t tried it already?

      • December 10, 2019 at 8:05 am

        No but if its worth the trip I don’t mind trying it Thank you for the recommendation 🙂


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