Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 4th October, 2012)
Now I'm feeling home sick, I love this old pub, I would walk up from Whelley just to get a pint in there. Must be close to being the oldest pub in Wigan 1700
Tom, copy and paste :-
This gives all he pubs in the Wigan Postal District which has 33 postal areas.
Click on the pub name and their website comes up.
When going from Wigan to Shevington you pass 3 pubs in Woodhouse Lane, which are extremely close together and are all open !!
the 'Slaughtered Lamb'
the most unwelcoming pub in the Wigan area!
Was it called the 'Stone' locally? i remember some good singing nights in there in the late 50s.
I could not disagree with Whelley Wayne more, " The Colliers" is my local,I call most evenings for a pint , the Landlord and Landlady, Bill and Kath, couldn't be more accommodating and welcoming. They have run the pub for almost 25yrs.and been in the licensing trade for well over 40yrs. something
almost unheard of today.
Roys comment,regarding the name is quite correct ,the locals still refer to it as "The Stone",no doubt,harking back to the days before the cladding,underneath which is a beautiful stone building. Butrtonwood Brewery had a penchant for covering their
public houses with Mock Tudor,in the process spoiling many outstanding buildings,
all over Lancashire . Structural vandalism on a large scale,it would not be allowed today,with more enlightened planning laws.
Someone told me this pub has old photos on the walls. Can anyone confirm please.
Can anyone tell me,why the front of the pub is not facing the main road.
If it's so old Betty..it was probably facing the main road then.
I always thought this pub had been changed into a house because I have never seen a pub sign hanging on the wall facing the road.
And if I have never see one that means most of the passing motorist wont have seen one as well.
That is a very good point,never thought of it like that Maureen.
is this place still open? I pass it regularly but it always looks closed.
Cracking beer! Nice company and comfortable surroundings.
It's open on the photo philra. I think the bar on the right as you go in is the most interesting
I knew it as the stone ale house in the 50/60's. I used to sing there ,and it was always a good nights entertainment.Jim & Barbara were mine hosts, & Jim was a salesman for cigarettes if my memmory serves me right.
Had my stag night there March,1958 with lads from Horwich Loco.when I worked there.Walked(staggered)home to Ince down the canal bank.
Woodhouse Lane pubs:
Prince of Wales.
Surely that's more than three..;o)