What seems to have become a common sight in recent years, the Tithebarn public house on Lord Street, Preston, has put shutters up on its windows and doors. Has it served its last pint?
The city centre pub has closed and reopended every year since 2010.
In 2012 it was earmarked for demolition as part of the Tithebarn regeneration plan. The brewery did not want to invest in it so it was closed down.
Preston Council owned the building and it was leased to Punch Taverns but was managed by Town and Country Inns who took over the pub re-opening it later in 2012. It was the first public house the firm had taken over in Preston. Town and Country Inns is run by Ross Wallis, a 23-year-old businessman who has built a 14-strong pub company in just two years after switching to the on-trade after starting his business career as Bargain Booze’s youngest franchisee at the age of 18.
Previously known as the Waggon and Horses, The Stocking, the Volunteer and the Setting Dog (I think) The Tithebarn was a good old fashioned community local serving good beer at good prices.
I have tried to find out why the Tithebarn has closed this time, but have had no success so far.
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