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Church Street pub forced to close due to unsafe building next door

Posted on - 28th January, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs
The Bear's Paw in Church Street Pic: Blog Preston
The Bear’s Paw in Church Street Pic: Blog Preston

A Preston city centre pub has been forced to shut due to health and safety fears.

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The Bear’s Paw in Church Street has been damaged due to an unsafe building next door.

A Polish delhi has been ‘condemend’ by Preston City Council and water damage has now seeped through into the Bear’s Paw.

Amber Taverns, who operate the pub, were forced to close during Friday evening and have remained shut.

Operations manager Gary Jones said: “The main reason was water ingress.

“Structurally we are okay, just a bit of roof work required.

“We will endeavour to reopen as soon as possible.”

Read more: Bear’s Paw pub regulars in Christmas tree protest

An eyewitness told Blog Preston that timber had come through the ceiling of the offices above the pub.

In June 2017, the Polish shop and the empty floors above it, saw a planning application lodged to create new flats along with a new restaurant.

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