Recording the slow, sad death of the British pub
Waterloo Taven in Ashton u lyne suffers arson attack,will it it stay or will it go ?Queens forced to put up metal shutters includingcellar access and chimney Biggest Bar now having table top salesEngine house now concentrating on BaguettesEnville desperate for "functions" ???????Pit and Nelson (322 year location)now a PC parts shop.Irish club surviving on Heinz sponsored keep fit classes Ladysmith fills up a bit about 1 AM open to 4 amOddfellows (Robbys) till 2007 since 1838 one of the busiest pubs around ,for saleAnd the local MP reckoned the ban would be a boost for the pub sector (still does)
Used to drink in here as a tax dodger when I lived in Little London. Decent pint of John Smiths cask as well, as it usually was on the wrong side of the Pennines. Always a busy locals pub, we were just about the only students who ever ventured in. Shame to learn of its demise.