Originally the Dog and Partridge, then the Bees Knees, taken from within the grounds of Wigan Parish Church.
Note the lanterns, old property at the rear (does anyone know what this is?) and damp within the chimney breast.
Comment by Jamie on 11th October 2009 at 06:10
The old property at the rear is part of the upstairs living area, further back it also has a balcony/terrace that goes over the top of the pubs kitchens. The black door you see enters the premises to the rear of the bar area. I worked here in 2004 when it first opened in 2003 as Last Orders.
Comment by dave marsh on 11th October 2009 at 10:14
Very appropriate name as the developers probably have their eye on this and every other building right down to Wallgate Bridge.
Comment by Jim Latham on 11th October 2009 at 10:34
Brian, this a great photo of the pub. I must have walked passed it hundreds of times and not really seen what an attractive building this is. So, for me the photo has brought it much more alive, especially when we find out a bit more of the pub from people who worked there. Yes, I like this kind of photo, but some of our Town Centre buildings are a disgrace, I'm sorry to say.
Comment by Cyril on 11th October 2009 at 11:50
It is very damp at the side. I haven't been in there since it was the Dog and Partridge, but I remember there was a corridor down the back of the pub from the bar area and there was cosy little lounge areas leading off it, so I take it they are no longer there.
Comment by David on 11th October 2009 at 19:45
I remember Eric who was the landlord in the 70s.
Comment by Les Bagg on 11th October 2009 at 22:55
Fantastic days when it was The Bees Knees, like many pubs in the town it suffered through being "done up", whatever happened to the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Comment by Cyril on 12th October 2009 at 13:50
Thanks David, I couldn't recall the landlords name, he served an excellent pint too.
Comment by Dee on 12th October 2009 at 20:43
"Al si'thee int Bees Knees half7"how many of us have said that in the past? Oh the memories of this meeting place on a saturday night and a bottle of Merrydown Cider..brill place.I agree with your comment Les
Comment by Ron Hunt on 25th October 2009 at 22:26
Was Eric, the landlord in the 70's Landlord of the Stag at Orrell Post before he moved to the Dog and Partridge?
Comment by BARBARA HALLIWELL on 22nd August 2010 at 02:27
TO RON HUNT
I WORKED FOR ERIC AND PEGGY AND I DONT THINK THEY WENT ON TO THE DOG AND PARTRIDGE AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER THEY STAYED AT THE STAG
HOW IS THE STAG IM IN NEW ZEALAND
LOVED WORKING THERE MET MY LATE EX HUSBAND THERE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES
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