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Item #: 32761
Does anyone remember what the pub was called prior to it closing for demolishion?
I know it was Yates, then Allinsons, but I'm sure it was called something else towards the end.
I used to drink in there on/off and they had quite a nice beer terrace around the back.
It was The Ship.
A.W, it was The Ship BEFORE it was Yates'. As you both probably realise the Ship facade has been retained.
Thanks for that. I last went in about three months before it closed and it had sadly lost its atmosphere by then.
I seem to remember a few town centre pubs in the late 1990s/early 2000s were enjoyable vibrant places but all a sudden they just completely died a death and never regained their popularity again.
The Victoria (known as the Vic) on Wallgate was another example of a popular pub that lost its charm in a very short space of time.
I did go in a few times when it was Yates's but I never thought of it anything but "The Ship".
The Salvation Army used to be here and was demolished, the new building is here, and down that first alleyway was Tom Whalley's pet shop.