Time called at The Stanley in Burnley

Time called at The Stanley in Burnley

The Stanley, in Oxford Road, has shut.

The closed General Scarlett pub

The General Havelock pub which is up for sale

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by

BURNLEY brewery Moorhouse’s has confirmed the closure of its second pub this year.

The Stanley, in Oxford Road, Burnley Wood, served its final pint last week, and is set to be put up for sale.

It comes just five months after the General Scarlett, Moorhouse’s flagship pub, in Accrington Road, also shut.

David Grant, the brewery’s managing director, said the two venues had encountered similar problems.

He said: “The reason behind it is the lack of trade within that area.

“There are a couple of pubs within that area, neither of which are doing that well.

“Nationally, 23 pubs a week are closing in the marketplace.

“The Stanley is a land-locked, wet-led pub and we have taken the decision to put it on the market through Fleurets.

“It is a community pub, but it needs trade. It needs a lot of money spending on it.

“It’s not valuable as a good investment for ourselves.

“We are focusing at this moment in time on selling our beer regionally, and nationally.”

The firm, which built a £4.2million cask-ale brewing complex, in Moorhouse Street, in 2011, mothballed the General Scarlett in January. Mr Grant said: “They are similar properties in that they are landlocked, and there is no way you could offer food in them.

“If people aren’t using these pubs, then what are we to do?”

In another blow for drinkers, the General Havelock Inn, at the junction of Accrington Road and Barracks Road, has also been put up for sale.

The public house, opposite Lifestyle Fitness, was formerly tied to Cumbrian brewery Jennings, and Wolverhampton-based Marston’s.

The two-storey venue is available to let through local estate agents Trevor Dawson.

Trevor Dawson is marketing the site as a development opportunity for offices, a retail unit, or a leisure facility.

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2:35pm Tue 3 Jun 14

slants says...

We are focusing at this moment in time on selling our beer regionally, and nationally.Moorhouse
s has never invested in Burnely pubs no one sells it
We are focusing at this moment in time on selling our beer regionally, and nationally.Moorhouse s has never invested in Burnely pubs no one sells it slants
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4:23pm Tue 3 Jun 14

andy1 says...

Another one. RIP the Great British Pub. Very rare you got any trouble in your local if any it was generally some one from outside the area.
Another one. RIP the Great British Pub. Very rare you got any trouble in your local if any it was generally some one from outside the area. andy1
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12:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

rudis_dad says...

slants wrote:
We are focusing at this moment in time on selling our beer regionally, and nationally.Moorhouse

s has never invested in Burnely pubs no one sells it
Eh? No-one sells it? Which pubs in Burnley have you been going in? You can't get away from the stuff!!

The trouble with moorhouses, as with so many other breweries and pub companies is that they sell their beer more cheaply to free houses and pubs which aren't tied to them than they do to their own tennants. Is it any wonder then that punters are taking their money elsewhere? Only one type of pub is doing well and that's free houses.
[quote][p][bold]slants[/bold] wrote: We are focusing at this moment in time on selling our beer regionally, and nationally.Moorhouse s has never invested in Burnely pubs no one sells it[/p][/quote]Eh? No-one sells it? Which pubs in Burnley have you been going in? You can't get away from the stuff!! The trouble with moorhouses, as with so many other breweries and pub companies is that they sell their beer more cheaply to free houses and pubs which aren't tied to them than they do to their own tennants. Is it any wonder then that punters are taking their money elsewhere? Only one type of pub is doing well and that's free houses. rudis_dad
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8:40am Fri 6 Jun 14

Real Ale Up North says...

Only free houses doing well? As much as I despise the Pubco business model, I've visited many successful Pubco boozers. The New Inn Clitheroe for example is not only doing well, it is one of the best real ale pubs in the area - no argument. Ten real ales on - and there's many more like it. I review lots of pubs in the area - some for this newspaper. Yes, many Pubco boozers are failing, or just ticking over. However, most inaccurate and unfair to say only free house, non tied pubs are doing well.
Only free houses doing well? As much as I despise the Pubco business model, I've visited many successful Pubco boozers. The New Inn Clitheroe for example is not only doing well, it is one of the best real ale pubs in the area - no argument. Ten real ales on - and there's many more like it. I review lots of pubs in the area - some for this newspaper. Yes, many Pubco boozers are failing, or just ticking over. However, most inaccurate and unfair to say only free house, non tied pubs are doing well. Real Ale Up North
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