Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 20th November, 2011)
Disused Park Hotel
Its a bit sickening really. I only went in that pub about ten times... but it was always a good night with a good crowd.
Good photograph... despite the sad content.
make ideal house/flats
The result of the smoking ban, it would make a great home with some retoration work.
The face of modern Wigans pubs.
The bowling green at the back of the pub was one of the trickiest in Wigan.Wonder what state the green is in now.
Where is / was this pub? I only remember the Park Hotel on the Market Square.
The pub is located on Manchester Road at Ince close to the Amberswood Tavern on the opposite side of the road.
I agree that something should be done with it as it has been like this for far too long.
spent many an hour in this pub
it was my local and very sad when it closed
but if people dont go in then they cant stay open
the old maxim is "use it or lose it"
I think the smoking ban and cheap beer from supermarkets have put a real dent in pub numbers, a night out can be very expensive. I don't know the cost of a Disco/Karaoke and overheads to run a pub, but with only a handful of customers the inevitable will happen.
Thankyou for your comments.
It is sad to see the pub like this. I worked at Heatstore in my summer holiday from college in 1970 (I think) and went to the "Park" for lunch on many days. Those were the days of pies and home pickled onions, perhaps if they brought those back they wouldn't need the smokers. Wetherspoon's pubs seem to thrive apparently one reason is that they don't have music so don't need a music license which saves a fortune.
I am sure this placed closed before the smoking ban, I remember the last time I was in there was before the ban. Not sure how long it been closed but must be a few years now.