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News Archive for 2013

Much of what has appeared on this site and its predecessor has vanished forever. From August 2002, these pages are an essentially complete record of the pub and brewery news, arranged in chronological order. (“Essentially complete” means “those things that came to our attention which have not since fallen prey to computer malfunction“) Before then, there is a patchy and incomplete record of pub news, culled from a variety of sources. Note that in a number of cases news items were published in good faith which subsequently turned out to be not entirely true. No attempt has been made to retrospectively hide our errors.

4 January

The King Edward (Lancaster) ..

14 January

The lease of the Church (Bonds) is for sale..

Planning permission for conversion of the Greaves (Lancaster) to a care home has been refused...

The Pickerings (Catterall) is closed following a "family crisis"..

Settle Brewery: The brewery has now brewed and the first beers should appear late January.

16 January

Cross-Bay: Morecambe Bay Wines and Spirits, owners of Cross Bay, have put themselves up for sale.

22 January

Extensive work is happening to Ma Murphy’s Irish Bar (Morecambe) ..

23 January

The Sun Dial (Bentham) has reopened as a “bistro“, ie, led by (rather expensive) food. There has been some redecoration (the carpet has been replaced by slate) but the layout remains the same. Beer Thwaites Original and Coniston Bluebird..

27 January

Change of licensee at:

1 February

Bull (Morecambe) has reopened under the name of... the Bull!. It's been comprehensively re-vamped (the sloping floor has gone) and has four cask ales, with Tetleys regular..

Cross-Bay: MBW, owners of Cross Bay, have been acquired by Narang, a Bradford-based wholesaler of a variety of goods, mainly textiles, but already including drinks.

4 February

The spread of cask ale across Morecambe continues as the Queen’s (Morecambe) gains three handpumps. Ales supplied by Heineken (S&N), the owner..

The King Edward (Lancaster) ..

10 February

Change of licensee at:

13 February

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15 February

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17 February

The cask ale in the Bath (Morecambe) appears to have vanished..

21 February

The New Inn (Clapham) is under new management with plans to extend the bar and the beer range...

26 February

The Dalton Arms (Glasson Dock) has reopened under new management. Food should be available soon...

3 March

Change of licensee at:

4 March

The New Inn (Morecambe) having been shut is now open again..

13 March

The Snug (Carnforth) will be closed over Easter from closing on Monday 25 March reopening Tuesday 2 April..

16 March

Borough Brewery: The people behind the proposed Bartleby’s brewery have started brewing in the cellar of the Borough (Lancaster) and have named the brewery accordingly. Only one beer at the moment, and only at the Borough.

25 March

The Inn at Wray (Wray) is closed. No indication of when it might reopen..

26 March

The Ship (Caton) will be closed for a major refurbishment from Monday 8th April 2013 until Friday 3rd May 2013..

27 March

The New Inn (Morecambe) has got cask ale back. I don't have details yet..

8 April

The Tavern at Scale Hall (Lancaster) ..

9 April

The Bell & Bottle (Garstang) ..

12 April

The licensee of the Bobbin (Lancaster) is taking over the Three Mariners in early/mid May..

The Penny Street Bridge (Lancaster) are going to have a party on May 17th (anniversary of the launch of the Bomber), when they will introduce four guest beers and a 30p discount for CAMRA members. ..

The Da Carmelo (Cabus) ..

13 April

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15 April

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25 April

The Green Dragon (Galgate) closed on March 31 and is to reopen as Sitting Pretty tearoom..

Lost (Lancaster) .

Northern Relics (Morecambe) .

Zoo (Morecambe) .

Toby Carvery (Morecambe) .

1 May

Change of licensee at:

4 May

The Imperial (Morecambe) has reopened..

5 May

The Imperial (Morecambe) has reopened..

9 May

Mark Cutter is planning a brewery in the Lord Ashton (Lancaster) . Hear him on YouTube.

13 May

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The shutters are off the Fenwick Arms (Claughton) and it sshould reopen at the end of May..

The Hurley Flyer (Morecambe) (new Marstons pub on Westgate) opened on 13 May..

The Penny Street Bridge (Lancaster) are holding a Dambusters Wartime Weekend party to mark the 70th anniversary of the famous operation, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May, offers on food and drink and Lancaster Bomber Ale promotions. More guest beers and CAMRA discounts are promised..

15 May

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16 May

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20 May

The spread of cask ale across Morecambe continues as the Chieftain (Morecambe) is now added to the list..

27 May

The Fenwick Arms (Claughton) will open as a branch of the Seafood Pub Company on 6 June..

1 June

Change of licensee at:

6 June

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10 June

The Dragons Head (Whittington) is for sale..

15 June

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26 June

The Queen’s (Morecambe) is being comprehensively painted..

30 June

The Queen’s (Carnforth) is in line to be the location and tap for the forthcoming Iron Junction Brewing..

Another company has set up intending to brew, this time in Carnforth.

6 July

An extension is planned for the Traddock (Austwick) after which the bar will be bigger and have more beers..

10 July

The Dragons Head (Whittington) is open at the moment ,it has been sold and will be closing for about 3 months whilst refurbishments and improvements are made and will reopen with owner operators from the Derby Arms (Aughton nr Ormskirk) which has to be good news...

21 July

The Duke of Lancaster (Lancaster) is being converted into flats..

26 July

Change of licensee at:

3 August

The Old Brewery (Ingleton) has been transformed. The bar has been re-sited and it hsa a new name: the Old Brewery Inn. Two ales each from Nine Standards and Settle on tap, with guest beers promised..

5 August

Eagle & Child (Garstang) ..

George & Dragon (Lancaster) ..

The landlady of the Moorlands (Lancaster) has moved to the Square..

The licensee of the Royal Oak (Lancaster) has moved to the George & Dragon (Lancaster)..

Square (Lancaster) ..

7 August

The Park (Lancaster) is to let..

8 August

The Park (Lancaster) is to let..

11 August

The Royal Oak (Hornby) is shut..

12 August

The Royal Oak (Hornby) is shut..

28 August

Cask ale is on the Imperial (Morecambe) ’s to do list. Three handpumps stand ready..

23 September

The Church (Bonds) is closing on 26 September. It has reportedly been bought by someone who intends to turn it into housing..

The New Inn (Clapham) is being extensively renovated in 21st-century style. Should be ready in November..

The Wheatsheaf (Garstang) has a new permanent tenant..

28 September

The licensee has left the Smuggler’s Den (Morecambe) ..

3 October

Park (Lancaster) ..

4 October

Park (Lancaster) ..

Tim has relinquished the tenancy of the Penny Bank (Lancaster) ..

13 October

The licensee of the Chieftain (Morecambe) is retiring..

The Moorlands (Lancaster) is shut awaiting a tenant..

The licensee has left the New Inn (Yealand Conyers) ..

The Nag’s Head (Lancaster) has reopened. No real ale..

15 October

Change of licensee at:

16 October

The C2 nightclub. (Morecambe) has reopened as C2 nightclub..

21 October

The licensee of the Eagle's Heaad (Over Kellet) has moved to the Bay Horse (Arkholme) ..

The Royal Oak (Hornby) has reopened with new tenants...

29 October

Planning permission has now been granted to turn the Greaves (Lancaster) into a McArthy and Stone development...

The Moorlands (Lancaster) has been sold. The intentions of the new owners are unknown...

5 November

There are proposals for the Broadway (Morecambe) to become a Mcarthy & Stone development..

The Dolly Blue Tavern (Lancaster) after years of lying empty is to become a homeless hostel..

Another pub closed many years, the Office (Morecambe) is to become flats..

It would appear that Marstons are planning to do up the Silverdale (Silverdale) . From their track record, this probably means it will be gutted and the interior converted into a replica of the Hurley Flyer. A new manager should be installed at the same time..

The Victoria (Lancaster) is for sale..

Nib (Warton) ..

6 November

The Marton Arms (Thornton-in-Lonsdale) has no ale (or food) while a new tenant is awaited..

15 November

Change of licensee at:

25 November

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15 December

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