A former wedding venue on the outskirts of Preston is due to reopen in the coming weeks as a pub.Advertisement
Haighton Manor has been bought by the Brunning and Price pub chain.
They are working to restore the pub which stands in Haighton Green Lane.
It’s due to reopen in August and is recruiting a number of staff.
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Managing director of the pub chain Mary Willcock said: “We are very excited and fortunate to have landed such a historic building in this beautiful part of the world. We plan to sensitively transform the building into a welcoming pub restaurant, which we plan to open in late August and hope will play an important role at the heart of the community, as well as a destination for visitors to the area.”
A private dining area able to seat 14 and a new garden room overlooking the countryside are being created.
The pub is due to create around 40 jobs.
Behind the bar will be seven cask beers, 30 gins and 50 different malts. It’ll also served an extensive food menu.
It opened as a wedding venue in the 1970s. Previous it had been affiliated to the nearby Whittingham Mental Hospital.
The building dates back to the late seventeenth century when the house was owned by the Cardwells, wealth landowners and tanners in Barton.
Henry Haighton of Lees in Bowland gave the house its name when in 1744 it was sold to him by William Loxam.
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