Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 12th February, 2015)
Nice pic Darren, i didn't know The Foot had closed, what a pity, a nice homely and warm pub.
That's a beautiful picture, but why is it closed ? It was one of my "locals" many years ago. On this side of the Atlantic Ocean they are building replicas of British pubs all the time, but over there they a closing them down. What is happening to the world ?!!!
That is a very sad scene, albeit a very beautiful photo.
looks like the film Holiday Inn.
A nice photo of a picturesque pub. The snow does add something to it. Hope the bowling green stays.
I know this pub very well. Originally called Foot O'er Causeway and is located start of Crank Road opposite Billinge hospital. Ideal meeting place before going to dances in hall next door in the 60's.
Great shot by the way!
That's a lovely shot of a lovely building Darren..how sad it isn't being lived in and loved.
It is closed because the brewery, Marstons, have raised the rent by so much that its tenants thought they could no longer get a decent living out of it. So it's up for grabs:
The folk at the Dicconsons Arms at Dangerous Corner, owned by the same brewery, also threw in the towel in similar circumstances. It is now to become an Italian restaurant. We've been there a few times since buying our house in Standish, and thought it excellent value, a place to take anyone for a treat, so were sad to see it change hands, and menus - it was very good for fish dishes.
Raising rents on pubs when numbers going to them are going down doesn't seem like a good business model - but the Dicconsons soon had new tenants, who seem to be spending lots on a massive refurbishment/ alterations, so the brewery must have found it pays, one way or another.
yes closed again due to the brewery making excessive charges for beer from the managers.
Foot opens again this week
Rumours around it might reopen. But still no sign of life around the pub.
I forgot about the bowling green at the back Aubrey.
Spent many a balmy summers evening playing bowls!
The pubs are all closing because nobody can afford to go in them nowadays, it is much cheaper to buy drink at the supermarkets and drink at home. It is very sad, many very old locals have closed in recent years.
black and white - really lovely!
Beautiful photo has anyone noticed over the door top right side window looks as though there is a light on ?
Sorry about the mistake I mean the right window over the HOLTS ARMS
AW too true 24/36 pint cans about £20/25. Same ale in a pub about £45/60 no contest.
Kath, the photo isn't black-and-white. It's just the black-and-white building and the snow which makes it look so. If you look at the chimney, it is reddy-brown bricks. Christine, there IS a light on.....this pic was taken when the pub was still open. Doesn't it look lovely and welcoming?
It looks really lovely..a very nice shot.
Beautiful photo Darren....makes me feel all cool in these hot temps we are having here in Adelaide....cheers!!!
Harvey the dog was a star
Thank you Irene for your reply ,and it doe's look lovely and welcoming photo
I remember my first pint (mild) costing one and six (seven and half pence). Bitter was dearer at one and nine. I went to a club and was charged two and six (twelve and half pence) for Whitbread Trophy. I went into one with the barman. Wish I could buy beer for those prices now.lol
had many a good night in there lovely bowling green ,quiz night were good ,and the meals were good and a decent price ,till they started going up .shame its closed unless something as happened since