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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th May, 2020)

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Looks like it's true Kirkless Hall Inn closing?

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Canon IXUS 185)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 17th May 2020 at 03:44

Why are all these pubs closing ? Has Wigan become tee total ?

Comment by: Mick on 17th May 2020 at 07:20

Kirkless Hall Hotel
Freehold £175,000 for the Virtual Freehold

Substantial Public House Located in Picturesque Canal-Side Location
Exterior Benched Trade Patio Located to the Anterior of the Premises
Substantial Customer Parking Facilities to Accommodate Circa 12 Vehicles
Benefitting for an Attractive Tudor Style Façade
Considerable Scope For a Range of Uses, Subject to the Granting of Relevant Permissions

Comment by: julie on 17th May 2020 at 08:26

Not yet another pub closing how sad there isn't going to be any pubs left.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th May 2020 at 10:10

This will be happening more and more sadly.
It's in a good spot though if it's near the canal and it's a lovely building. Nice photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th May 2020 at 10:46

Alan, (on Vancouver Island), there are a number of factors. Drinks are so expensive and people can buy alcohol much more cheaply from the supermarket and sit in their homes watching telly or a dvd. This is particularly inviting in Winter. Also, although I am a non-smoker, I do think the "smoking in public places" ban did a lot of harm to pubs, again especially in Winter when it is too cold to sit out in pub gardens.

Comment by: Anne on 17th May 2020 at 10:55

Such a striking building. I can understand trade falling off in winter owing to its situation but in summer must be a haven.

Comment by: Mick on 17th May 2020 at 12:14

Its all about Location, right now there is only a few unsavory locals and the occasional boater who use it.

Its not a safe area to park a car or a push bike with the council houses being so close,
But what could make it a good investment, is if they get planning permission to build that nice new posh houses on Kirklees industrial estate.

Comment by: Garry on 17th May 2020 at 12:40

Anne has hit the nail on the head.
The pub thrives in the summer months but winter time is another story. All pubs and indeed clubs are going through difficult times and have done for some years, but the coronavirus has made a real impact closing them for months and many like the Kirkless Inn closed for good (sadly).

Comment by: Arthur on 17th May 2020 at 12:45

They recon one pub in Britain closes every week even before the coronaviros.

Comment by: Axcroft on 17th May 2020 at 14:50

Unfortunately, Arthur, its more like 14 pubs that closed each week. If sold for redevelopment, its not such a good location for private apartments. In decades gone by this was a mecca for summertime drinkers. It will be sad to see it go.

Comment by: Garry on 17th May 2020 at 17:17

Mick you could have offended a lot of good people in the Newsprings area, just because some people live in Council houses they are no different to you. I think your out of order with that comment at 12:14.

Comment by: John B on 17th May 2020 at 18:37

Mick with his anti council estate waffle...again, surely admin must ban this cretin

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th May 2020 at 20:43

I believe that Irene has it all sewn up. Her comments are so truthful and down to earth...sadly, I have to agree with this lass...The beer is so high in price, and out of proportion with real life. I had my own pub many years ago and realised that the cost was killing the industry. Why don't the breweries realise this?

Comment by: Janet on 17th May 2020 at 21:25

Make a good Italian restaurant

Comment by: Mick on 17th May 2020 at 21:39

Maybe the best thing to do is to knock it down and build a few houses or some canal side apartments

Comment by: Maureen on 18th May 2020 at 10:12

The idiot is preoccupied with Council estates,I bet they could show him how to spell for a kick off,and teach him better manners..and tact..I actually think he's paranoid...he just enjoys taking people's minds off any nice photo.

Comment by: Mick on 18th May 2020 at 12:53

What they could probably teach me is how to put a bet on in the bookies.

Garry the only ones who will get offended are the ones who spoil the place and make it a no go area at night, and there will be a lot of New Springers who will agree with me.

Comment by: Arthur on 18th May 2020 at 12:55

Maureen 10/10.

Comment by: John B on 18th May 2020 at 15:28

I bet Shevington was once a beautiful place, apart from the flooding, parking, a motorway going through it,.....oh and before it got its idiot.

Comment by: Titus C on 18th May 2020 at 23:25

Actually, in 2019, there were more “pubs” registered than in 2018, the first time this has happened in many a year. The prominence of micro breweries and micro pubs is the explanation, and perhaps that is the way it will be for the foreseeable future. The Albion in Standish is a good example, as is the Post House at Orrell Post, or the Old Bank at the Grapes traffic lights in Orrell. No longer drinking dens, they are long gone. But places to just call in, spend an hour, and then move on.

I do feel sorry for all the landlords and landladies who have cellars full of beer that has sadly “gone off”. What a waste. A real shame.

Comment by: Lynne on 21st May 2020 at 17:31

Methinks you may have gone too far this time, Mick.

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