The Crooked House owners Adam and Carly Taylor ‘destroyed’ two other rural sites – as cops treat pub fire as arson

Crooked House owners have allegedly ‘destroyed’ two other rural locations – with police treating the fire in Britain’s ‘quirkiest pub’ as arson.

Carly Taylor and her husband Adam recently bought the Crooked House – before it was destroyed by fire on Saturday and leveled on Monday.

The Crooked House was destroyed by a fire that police are treating as arson


The Crooked House was destroyed by a fire that police are treating as arsonPhoto credit: Facebook / The only way is Dudley
Carly Taylor and her husband Adam are accused of


Carly Taylor and her husband Adam are accused of “destroying” two other rural townsPhoto credit: Facebook

They were not identified as suspects by police investigating the pub’s demolition.

Neighbors in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, previously criticized the couple’s plans to build two rural quarries in the county.

They claimed the Taylors uprooted 20-foot-tall mature trees and plowed up grasslands teeming with wildlife.

The times reports that Carly and Adam have also offered to buy a neighboring farm for £1million.

A villager told the local council that their “attitude towards rural management was intentionally dangerous and chaotic”.

The resident added, “The village was lucky to survive Adam Taylor’s neglect.”

The couple have also been accused of “destroying” forest at another nearby location.

A local said: “They advanced with heavy machinery and destroyed the entire forest.”

“I see Taylor says ‘sorry’ in his new application. The words are simple, the damage is forever.”

“How can you trust this applicant and his proposals?”

It was also claimed that days before the building burst into flames, the couple hired an excavator and then demolished the remains without permission.


The Taylors reportedly “eviscerated” another popular pub ahead of the Crooked House inferno.

Adam also owns the Sarah Mansfield Pub in the rural village of Willey, Warwickshire, having bought the site in 2020.

The drunkard is just five miles from his gated home between Hinckley and Lutterworth in Leicestershire, where he lives with his glamorous wife Carly Taylor, 34.

Mr Taylor bought the pub with the intention of “ripping it out and converting it into rental accommodation”, according to a local.

The woman, who asked not to be named for fear of reproaches, said: “The new owner did exactly that, he bought it and in two to three days he got his team of workers in, the containers were in place and they have gutted it.” .

“To the outrage and annoyance of the locals, they ripped everything out — the plaster, the plumbing, the electrical, it’s a shell.”

“He applied for planning permission to create rental space, claiming he would keep part of the site as a pub.

“He wanted to make money from rent and build two new houses in the parking lot.”

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The local said all 75 residents of the village objected to his plans.

She described the pub as “the heart” of the community but said Mr Taylor “ripped that out”.

The remains of the Crooked House were demolished without permission


The remains of the Crooked House were demolished without permissionPhoto credit: PA

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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