New Springs12 Comments
Photo: Dennis Seddon
Item #: 20425
Is this pub still there? Can you please tell me how would I get to it? I would really like to go.
Still there but closed the last time I went past. It's near Top Lock.
It's on Cale Lane, New Springs, where the lane crosses the Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Was even a dump when it was open!
Ossie Butler was landlord there at one time
I remember jimmy hatton in the 70s the beer was noted as being one of the best in the area and it was a very tidy and busy little pub.
I went for a ride today and found this pub. It's in a very sorry state.
The Commercial has been closed for a few years now and at the time of writing is in a very bad state.
A fire has also took away most of the bar ceiling, although work has now started on transforming the pub (rumours) into two houses.
Sad end to a once good pub....RIP Commercial.
The Comercial,was run by Mrs Lythgoe ,(nee Egan) in the1940s through to the late 1960,possibly as late as the early 1970s. Her husband Tom helped, but the licence was held by Nelly ,she was a formidable woman who ran a tight ship,no swearing in the Commerciel in her day, she was a very kind person,who did lots of good works that nobody knew about.R.I.P.to them both.
does anybody know who owns the pub now?
Unfortunatly, I doubt these premises will open as a pub again.
Best pub in Wigan when jimmy hatton had it, it was that full weve even had to sit on the stairs
Would any local historians know if there was an earlier Commercial Inn in a slightly different location, maybe nearer to Marsh House area. Talking about 1860s.