Campaign launches to save The Plungington Hotel

Posted on - 21st April, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Preston News, Pubs
Member of the 'Can we keep The Plunginton Hotel open?' group. Pic: Allan Plumb
Members of the ‘Can we keep The Plunginton Hotel open?’ group. Pic: Allan Plumb

A campaign has launched to save The Plungington Hotel.


Facebook group Can we keep The Plungington Hotel open? has attracted 1,200 members since it was started last week.

The Meat and Drink group handed the Fulwood pub back to owners Admiral Taverns in October last year.

A planned refurbishment never materialised, and instead Admiral Taverns recently told LancsLive they are ‘considering the options’ as the pub ‘no longer had a long term sustainable future’.

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Jonny Swift, the admin of the Facebook campaign group said: “I think a lot of people don’t want it to close down as it’s been a cornerstone of Fulwood for such a long time.

“There are no other local pubs in Fulwood anymore and it would be horrible to see it succumb to redevelopment like so many other pubs.

“The issue comes from the brewery charging such a high rent and it makes it almost impossible for it be run as a successful business.”

The campaign group met outside The Plunginton Hotel Pic: Allan Plumb
The campaign group met outside The Plunginton Hotel Pic: Allan Plumb

Rumours on social media say the Lytham Road pub was up for sale for £360,000 with the potential of building flats, however this has not been confirmed.

Suggestions for saving the pub include the idea of taking it into community ownership.

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