THE site of the former Smithy Manor pub is on the market for £1.5 million.

The 4.3 acre site is located next to Sutton Manor Colliery, which houses the iconic Dream statue.

After plans to turn the former pub site into houses, offices, and five-a-side football pitches had failed, a planning application to transform the land into offices and a function room was finally accepted in August 2023.

Originally opened in 1959 and located on the edge of the old Sutton Manor coalfields, the Smithy Manor was a once vibrant hub.

The landowner recently informed the Star that he is putting the venue back on the market after "delays and restrictions" resulted in the company that agreed to take over the site to "pull the plug".

The site has now been placed on the market for £1.5m, with a listing on Right Move. 

The listing states that the site could potentially be home to 56 residential units including a mix of apartments, houses, and bungalows.

However, this would be subject to planning approval.

Star readers have suggested in the past that the site has the potential to be developed into a museum and cafe to complement Dream.