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Time called on this Penwortham pub

Posted on - 16th August, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Penwortham, Preston News, Pubs, What's On in Preston
The Sumpter Horse has been subject to a planning battle Pic: Google
The Sumpter Horse has been subject to a planning battle Pic: Google

A Penwortham pub is to serve its final pint at the end of August.

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After years of fighting a decision to demolish it as part of a plan for hundreds of homes on the site, The Sumpter Horse, is to sup a final drink.

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Regulars are being invited to a farewell party at the pub on Saturday (19 August).

Landlady Marilyn McDonald, who fought a public inquiry against the housing company, is decking the pub out in Christmas trees and other decorations for the party.

Sign outside the Sumpter Horse Pic: Middle Miss Ford
Sign outside the Sumpter Horse Pic: Middle Miss Ford

The pub’s location is embroiled in the plans for the Vernon Carus Mill site off Leyland Road.

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Bovis Homes have been granted permission to demolish the pub and build the access road to the development in its place.

Read more: This Lostock Hall pub has seen a major makeover

The last day of trading at the pub, which is owned by the housing company, will be Thursday 31 August.

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