The shutters have come down once again from the Tithebarn pub in central Preston.
We previously reported that the public house on Lord Street may have served its last pint. Happily, our fears have been unfounded as the pub recently re-opened.
The Tithebarn has had a chequered history having closed and re-opened every year since 2010.
It was earmarked for demolition in 2012 as part of the ill-fated Tithebarn regeneration plan. Unfortunately, after the plan was abandoned the brewery did not want to invest in the pub 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. The council later once again took over the building.
Previously known as the Waggon and Horses, The Stocking, the Volunteer and the Setting Dog The Tithebarn was a good old fashioned community local serving good beer at good prices.