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 Lodge. (Slyne) is open and being run by the owners of the Red Well..
The Shambles (Lancaster) is shut, future uncertain..
There has been a fire at the Stork (Conder Green) . The amount of damage is unknown at present..
The fire damage at the Stork (Conder Green) is serious. It will be closed for a long time..
The Wobbly Cobbler (Lancaster) officially opens on 15 February but it has been trading for a few days already. Three cask ales, mostly local..
Paolo Giannis. (Central Lancaster) is shut, apparently suffering financial problems..
The Sun Dial (Bentham) is for sale..
A new micro opening at 312 Lancaster Road (Morecambe) . The owner has previously worked at Bookmakers..
There is to be a new cafe/bar/reatuarant in the old BHS shop called Lounge (Lancaster) . Operating as part of a chain, this is the company's first pub in the area..