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.
The Eagle & Child (Garstang) is to be extensively refurbished..
15 JanuaryChange of licensee at:
- Penny Street Bridge (Lancaster)
The Ship (Overton) is for sale..
The Tavern at Scale Hall (Lancaster) is for sale..
The New Albert (Lancaster) is to let..
There is a development going on next to The Pub (Lancaster) which does not incorporate soundproofing, which is likely to cause problems..
1 FebruaryChange of licensee at:
- Eagle & Child (Garstang)
The Royal (Heysham) reopened with yet another manager on 4 February..
The Royal (Heysham) ..
20 FebruaryChange of licensee at:
- Th’Owd Tithebarn (Garstang)
- Water Witch (Lancaster)
The New Inn (Yealand Conyers) is closed and to let..
The manager of the Sun (Lancaster) is leaving soon..
The Canal Turn (Carnforth) has reopened..
The Castle (Hornby) is for sale..
The Juke Joint (Lancaster) has reopened under the name of Juke Joint..
The Bull (Morecambe) ..
7 MarchChange of licensee at:
- King’s Arms (Garstang)
There has been an application submitted to turn the Imperial (Morecambe) into housing..
Plannning permission has been applied for to turn the Imperial (Morecambe) into apartments..
The Squires (Lancaster) ..
The New Albert (Lancaster) has had its signs removed. Is it the end for this pub?.
The Inn at Wray (Wray) has planning permission to change to housing..
The freehold of the Queen’s (Morecambe) is for sale..
15 MayChange of licensee at:
- Royal (Bolton-le-Sands)
There is work going on at the Roof Tree (Middleton) . This may be the long-expected conversion to housing (planning premission granted 2011)..
The builders are in the Royal (Silverdale) ...
The Slyne Lodge (Slyne) has been taken on by the people who run the Borough (Lancaster), who intend to rename it the ‘Lodge’..
The Fibber’s (Lancaster) ..
Yates (Lancaster) will close on June 15th for refurbishing, it will reopen from 7pm on July 3rd with a 'new look and new name', 'The Crafty Scholar'..
The former Crafty Scholar (Lancaster) reopened on Friday 3 July under the name of the
Crafty Scholar. It has been Farrow & Balled, prints on the walls, better choice of beers (four cask on opening night), higher prices..
10 JulyChange of licensee at:
- Crafty Scholar (Lancaster)
The Britannia (Lancaster) is for sale, probably as a non-pub..
The licensee of the Greyhound (Halton) is leaving..
There is major work at the Packet Boat (Bolton-le-Sands) , to what result is unknown.
The New Albert (Lancaster) is to become student accommodation..
The Slyne Lodge (Slyne) is closed for a big refurb. When open, it will be as the "Lodge" under the same management as the Borough (Lancaster). It will still be a Marstons pub..
The plans for the old Frontierland site in Morecmabe have been published. They include a Brewers Fayre but nothing ot really replace the Ranch House (Morecambe) ..
The Smuggler’s Den (Morecambe) is closed. Will it ever reopen?.
The licensee is leaving the Black Bull (Bentham) ..
The Hoggs ’n’ Heifers. (Bentham) has reopened with a new owner..
La Cascada (Ingleton) is a new bar opened early July in what was Duke's. Two handpumps...
The licensee of the Black Bull (Bentham) is leaving..
The Pendle Witch (Lancaster) ..
13 AugustChange of licensee at:
- Lodge. (Slyne)
The Park (Morecambe) is for sale.
The Queen’s (Morecambe) is boarded up..
A premises licence for the Royal (Silverdale) has been applied for..
The Smuggler’s Den (Morecambe) has reopened with a temporary manager..
The Lodge. (Slyne) has reopened under the name "Lodge" after a makeover. Dartboard and TV gone, beer the same, Borough beers and 40p CAMRA discount promised...
The Eagle & Child (Garstang) currently has no real ale..
The Friary (Lancaster) is for sale..
The John O’Gaunt (Central Lancaster) is to close for five weeks for a large refurb...
The Morecambe (Morecambe) is due to reopen soon after incredibly lengthy building work...
There is another planning application to build houses round the back of the Ship (Overton) but retain the pub..
29 AugustChange of licensee at:
- Morecambe (Morecambe)
The Horse & Farrier (Bentham) has closed as the tenant is leaving..
The Morecambe (Morecambe) has reopened after lengthy and expensive refurbishment. Four cask ales at the moment, Cross Bay and Tetley on opening.
The Greyhound (Halton) ..
1 SeptemberChange of licensee at:
- County (Carnforth)
The Brockholes Arms (Claughton-on-Brock) is closed, probably for good..
The Friary (Lancaster) has been sold. No known plans for its future..
The Masonic Hall. (Carnforth) ..
The Mojo (Lancaster) ..
The Boot & Shoe (Lancaster) has been sold to Thwaites. This cannot bode well for the Bowling Green..
The Royal (Heysham) has been sold to Thwaites. The long-promised alterations, incorporating the neighbouring barn, are now ecpected to go ahead..
The Smuggler’s Den (Morecambe) is for sale..
The Victoria (Glasson Dock) is closed, perhaps for good..
The Penny Street Bridge (Lancaster) is to be renamed “Toll House Inn“..
The Holly (Forton) has been renamed with no other evident change..
The new tenant in the Eagle & Child (Garstang) promises "real ale soon"..
The King’s Arms (Garstang) ..
15 NovemberChange of licensee at:
- Hurley Flyer (Morecambe)
- George (Morecambe)
The Ranch House (Morecambe) is to close “on or around the 31st January 2016“, with the business moving to the Imperial (currently closed). The reopened pub will be .given a new name, as yet undecided. The old pub will be demolished as part of the redevelopment of the old Frontierland site and replaced by a “family dining pub“..
The Royal Station (Carnforth) is to let..
The Pier (Morecambe) is to close for refurbishment..
The Queen’s (Morecambe) is to be turned into a bistro and flats, but not any time soon..
The Toll House Inn (Lancaster) ..
The Punch Bowl (Burton-in-Lonsdale) is closed. It is unlikely to reopen unless a buyer who wants to reopen it can be found..
Improvements are promised at the Royal King’s Arms (Lancaster) , including real ale. Don't look before Easter..
The Marton Arms (Thornton-in-Lonsdale) is closed..
The Old Brewery (Ingleton) is closed and for sale..
The Three Mariners (Lancaster) is being sold to Robinsons..
The Brockholes Arms (Claughton-on-Brock) appears to have reopened. No details yet..
The Ship (Caton) ..