Clitheroe pub closes down
A POPULAR pub in Clitheroe has been closed down and put up for sale by its owners.
Trust Inns Limited is looking to sell The White Horse in York Street for £400,000.
The company said it was looking to focus more on restaurants and wanted to move away from traditional pubs.
The pub closed its doors last week and Trust Inns is hoping to find a new owner as soon as possible.
A spokesman for the Chorley-based company said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for a local entrepreneur to take over the pub and make a real success of it.
“The White Horse has been a successful business for us for the last 13 years.
“The company are looking to focus more on restaurants and gastro pubs in the future so it seems like the natural time for us to sell up.
“For our needs, the car parking and kitchen facilities are not large enough for us to convert the business into a gastro pub.”
The three-storey end terrace property includes a small enclosed courtyard to the side and the fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale.
Above the pub, there are three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and an office, along with five other rooms on the second floor.
Town councillor Mary Robinson said: “It’s becoming a sad situation in Clitheroe because it seems that pubs and small businesses are closing every week.
“It would be a shame if it was sold and then turned into flats instead of re-opening as a pub.”
Clitheroe resident Allan Murray said: “No-one likes it when a pub in Clitheroe is closed and I just hope that a sale is completed soon and that it opens its doors as soon as possible.
“I don’t know who would want to take it on but it would be good to get it sorted soon. “I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in a business that’s near the centre of town.”
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