Pub shuts for fourth time in 15 months

A well-known pub has closed its doors for the fourth time in 15 months.

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 3:19 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:52 pm
Sir Tom Finney pub, Penwortham

Enterprise Inns, which owns the Sir Tom Finney in Penwortham confirmed it was searching for a new publican after the landlord announced an intention to leave earlier this week.

The pub was listed as a venue for this weekend’s Penwortham Live! music festival, with organisers forced to make last-minute rearrangements for acts to play at the Anchor in Hutton.

A spokesman from Ei Publican Partnerships said: “We can confirm that the current publican at the Sir Tom Finney, Penwortham, has told us of their intention to cease trading. We are now searching for a new publican to take on the site and aim to have the pub back open as soon as possible.”

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The pub, on the junction of Central Drive and Birch Avenue, opened in March 1975.

In February last year it mysteriously closed, only to reopen a couple of days later. The landlord then left in early March, replaced by Martyn Driscoll and Liam Mills who left the Anchor. They stayed for four months.