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News Archive for 2015

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.

9 January

The Eagle & Child (Garstang) is to be extensively refurbished..

15 January

Change of licensee at:

The Ship (Overton) is for sale..

The Tavern at Scale Hall (Lancaster) is for sale..

27 January

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 February

Change of licensee at:

6 February

The Royal (Heysham) reopened with yet another manager on 4 February..

The Royal (Heysham) ..

20 February

Change of licensee at:

23 February

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..

27 February

The Castle (Hornby) is for sale..

The Juke Joint (Lancaster) has reopened under the name of Juke Joint..

The Bull (Morecambe) ..

7 March

Change of licensee at:

12 March

There has been an application submitted to turn the Imperial (Morecambe) into housing..

2 April

Plannning permission has been applied for to turn the Imperial (Morecambe) into apartments..

18 April

The Squires (Lancaster) ..

29 April

The New Albert (Lancaster) has had its signs removed. Is it the end for this pub?.

3 May

The Inn at Wray (Wray) has planning permission to change to housing..

The freehold of the Queen’s (Morecambe) is for sale..

15 May

Change of licensee at:

18 May

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) ...

17 June

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) ..

19 June

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'..

5 July

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 July

Change of licensee at:

21 July

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..

29 July

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?.

1 August

The licensee is leaving the Black Bull (Bentham) ..

The Hoggs ’n’ Heifers. (Bentham) has reopened with a new owner..

3 August

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 August

Change of licensee at:

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...

21 August

The Eagle & Child (Garstang) currently has no real ale..

23 August

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 August

Change of licensee at:

31 August

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 September

Change of licensee at:

12 September

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) ..

24 September

The Mojo (Lancaster) ..

12 October

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..

13 November

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 November

Change of licensee at:

16 November

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“..

22 November

The Royal Station (Carnforth) is to let..

5 December

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..

9 December

The Toll House Inn (Lancaster) ..

10 December

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..

15 December

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..

16 December

The Brockholes Arms (Claughton-on-Brock) appears to have reopened. No details yet..

The Ship (Caton) ..

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