Penwortham’s Black Bull Inn set to close ‘for several months’

Posted on - 13th October, 2020 - 11:37am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Penwortham, People, Preston News, Pubs, Uncategorized
A traditional inn, the Black Bull Pic: Tony Worrall
The Black Bull in Pope Lane, Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall

Landlords of the The Black Bull Inn, Penwortham say they may closing until February 2021 or until there is a coronavirus vaccine.


The pub’s management team posted on Facebook they would remain open until Wednesday (14 October), with discounts on beer.

They stated that they would use up their current stock before considering closing for several months as a result of Preston being put in the tier-two ‘High’ restrictions category.

The new coronavirus tiers announcement came yesterday (Monday 13 October) from the Prime Minister, with all of Lancashire being put in tier -two.

Read more: What Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire’s coronavirus restrictions are under the new Local COVID alert level

In a Facebook post, the Black Bull said that the new rules of only the same household mixing would not cover wages and bills of the pub.

They thanked customers that have visited the pub since August 24 and asked those that are coming this week to book a pod in advance.

Blog Preston contacted The Black Bull for further information but they declined to comment.

Read more: More restrictions highly likely – the ‘stark truth’ according to Lancashire leader

The new restrictions in Lancashire come into force on Wednesday (14 October) and include:

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees, weddings to 15 and funerals to 30 people
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

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