Stardust film cafe Britons Arms to seek English Heritage money

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Britons Arms, Elm Hill, Norwich
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Protesters had unveiled a campaign against the building's auction

A city cafe used in a Hollywood blockbuster film is to seek money for renovations from English Heritage.

Britons Arms, on Norwich's historic Elm Hill, was due to be listed for auction by its city council owners after it said it could not afford repairs.

Councillors agreed to apply for funding at a cabinet meeting, which would go towards £35,000 worth of work needed on the Grade II-listed building.

In 2006 the cafe was turned into a pub for the movie Stardust.

The Britons Arms was turned into the Slaughtered Prince pub on the film set.

If the funding was agreed, the cafe's lease would be given to the city's Preservation Trust.

Local residents had staged a protest and signed a petition to stop the 14th Century building being privately owned.

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