Another One Bites The Dust

The New Inn on Walmersley Road, Bury has shut and will be reopening as a nursery.

It’s a roadside boozer that is surrounded by plenty of potential custom, but it has been ill-served over the years and after a very long lean period, the closure comes as no real surprise. You have to go back to the late 70s/early 80s to find its heyday.

The 1979 GBG detailed the pub (then the Walmersley Arms) as selling Wilsons Mild & Bitter and described it as “Large emporium set back from main road. L shaped lounge, pool table in vault”.

Of course this comes only 3.5 years after the smoking ban came into force. Coincidence? You decide.

Comments

ChrisM said…
Reminds me of this place I sometimes pass on the way to Bradford: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&q=tong+bradford&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Tong,+Bradford,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&ei=az8BTe7JI8uEhQfIt7zvBw&oi=geocode_result&sqi=2&ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA&ll=53.762247,-1.696444&spn=0.006304,0.01929&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.762203,-1.696229&panoid=VId8B6AdsAFuYT57M79U1A&cbp=12,344.21,,0,-3.71

No idea of its history but looks like it could well have been a pub at some point.
Anonymous said…
It's a sad state of affairs when Don Ricardo's local shuts.
Tyson said…
Anon

Indeed. Although some might say it's because he rarely went in that the place closed.

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