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.


ChrisM said…
Reminds me of this place I sometimes pass on the way to Bradford:,+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…

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

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