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Report - - San Domenico Restaurant, Surrey, June 2017 | Leisure Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - San Domenico Restaurant, Surrey, June 2017



cheesyman

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#1
Hello! Long time lurker of this site but this is my first ever post. Have explored a number of buildings mainly in Surrey, but never bothered to properly document the site. Until now...

History

Originally built as a roadside hotel, it was converted into a restaurant in 1976, with the upper floor rooms kept for staff accommodation and lettings. Has been empty since 1990, with a large number of planning applications falling through. This is likely due to the widening and large increase in usage of the road it is on, it is now impossible for cars to safely turn into it without their own dedicated lane.

The top bedroom light used to be frequently left on, and there have been reported sightings of helicopters landing in the dead of night. This has fueled local rumours of it being bought by the government in 1990 to use as a safe house or surveillance centre. This is probably rubbish, and it was bought by Euro Garages in an auction in 2016.


Please excuse the poor photos - I did not have a torch or a decent camera, and I am an inexperienced photographer!

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Andrew32

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#3
I recognise this place, I live very nearby. The place is tightly secured and now has planning permission for a service station, this building will be gone very soon
 

Decwood123

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#4
I recognise this place, I live very nearby. The place is tightly secured and now has planning permission for a service station, this building will be gone very soon
It's also easily acsessable and both buildings have entrances at the back. All tho he building hasn't got much inside now it's clear it's ready to be bulldozed
 

WeThreeExplorers

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#6
Visited here today & had a good mooch (until we heard sirens!) loved the ornate entrance ceiling. It looks like its used as a dump site by local burglars from the amount of jewellery boxes we spotted (be careful in case you disturb them!)
There are still boxes of unmade DIY furniture so maybe someone has attempted to do it up at some stage?
 

jimfoz

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#7
As far as I can remember it was always closed but in good condition - the windows were unboarded. Always wondered whether it just opened for a couple of nights a week in the evenings for z-listers and anyone who had links with Kenneth Noye.
 

Andrew32

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#8
Interesting, I know the entrance from he motorway (saw a secca van parked there one day btw), can someone dm me the best entrance?
 

White Rabbitt

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#12
Haha! We done that once, lifted the bonnet & flicked a bit of water about for a nice steamy effect. :D Never got in though as it was sealed well but I'm very local so might revisit. Thank you for the report. Nice pics. :)
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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#13
I was going to do this one next week. I saw it being auctioned off and it sold 4 days before it went on auction. Nice report. Wasnt sure about access, so hope it will be ok if I go as its an hours drive for me . :thumb nice to see another long time lurker finally post