The Plungy has closed. Do you know why?

Posted on - 3rd December, 2012 - 9:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Pubs


Another apparent casualty of the grim economic times we find ourselves in, The Plungington pub in Preston seems to have closed down. At least for now.

A claim to fame. Preston was once said to have had a pub for every day of the year. They way things are going the city will be down to one for each month.

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Over two thirds of pubs in Preston have closed down with only the lucky ones finding a new lease of life, such as the Fox and Grapes.

The profit margins for pubs are more prohibitive than ever, although recent moves by the Government to clamp down on cheap shop booze may help in the long-term.

It doesn’t help the Plungington, otherwise known as The Plungy Hotel at 67 Lytham Road in Fulwood which stopped pulling pints a few weeks ago. And nobody seems to know why. I asked the locals but I was met with blank faces. There are no notices on the building. Nothing.


According to company reports the business is still ‘active’ but there is certainly no activity going on in the bar.

The Plungy, which was originally built around an old farmhouse and has its own well kept bowling green, was a well loved local and a popular music venue. It will be sadly missed.

Do you have any memories of the Plungy? Do you know why the pub has closed? let us know in the comments below

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