Former Honiton nightclub which was one of East Devon’s most popular joints could be converted into homes

PUBLISHED: 10:52 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:29 04 June 2018

The Pit Club in Honiton. Image: Google Maps.

The Pit Club in Honiton. Image: Google Maps.


A former nightclub in Honiton could be converted into homes if an application is signed off by planning chiefs.

VHR Developments has submitted plans to transform The Pit Club, in Northcote Road, into a house and two apartments.

Its application said: “The proposal sees the return of what appear to have once been a number of domestic units back to this use.”

Members from Honiton Town Council’s planning committee will discuss the plans before they are put to planners at East Devon District Council.

The Pit Club was purchased by the late Bill Rees in the early 70s.

After giving the venue a complete refurbishment, Bill transformed the nightclub into one of the most popular venues in East Devon.

In 2012, the once-popular club re-opened under the name ‘The Boutique’ – offering live music and comedy nights.

However, the enterprise would turn out to be short-lived.

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