Bun Penny, Herne Bay

Iconic Herne Bay Bun Penny site returned to use

The Herne Bay site was previously home to the iconic Bun Penny Pub, which opened in 1899 when the pub was called the Royal Hotel. It changed name in 1972 and closed in 2011 after a devastating fire left it in a state of disrepair.

The property, which sits on the sea front, was a major eyesore to the area; its redevelopment has substantially enhanced the local sea front.

The revived Bun Penny site now comprises of a mixed use scheme made up of 14 two and three bedroom luxury apartments and a commercial unit on the ground floor.

The development has been completed to a high specification with a contemporary feel. 13 apartments have balconies and all the apartments have parking.

Kent County Council’s NUE scheme provided funding of £175,000 which was leveraged by private sector funding of £2,325,000, bringing total investment of the redevelopment project £2.5 million highest value project to date.

The apartments are being marketed for sale and further details can be found on the Right Move website.

Watch the NUE Promotional video which showcases our wider regeneration work in Herne Bay.