The Grapes in Croston to reopen with restoration and outdoor revamp planned

Posted on - 28th June, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Chorley locations, Chorley News, Croston, Pubs

The plans include transforming the pub’s beer garden

A village pub which suddenly closed down two years ago is set to be brought back to use.

Restoration plans have been brought forward which would see The Grapes, in Croston, reopen as a pub and accommodation. If approved by Chorley Borough Council, applicant Adam Robertson plans to restore the increasingly derelict interior and install a new covered outdoor seating area.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century, was once used as a courthouse and even had its own cells. The pub  was highly regarded for its food before its closure, along with its location in village centre near to the River Yarrow and its 15th century bridge

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However, few original features remain and the application states the first floor rooms have been “converted previously to a very poor standard”. If the plans are approved, Mr Robertson wants to refurbish the interior to maintain the previous layout, install new windows throughout and improve the outdoor area.  

A report submitted with the application states: “The applicant is eager to ensure that the building use is maintained and not left to fall into further disrepair.”

When listed for sale by the Stonegate Group last year, it was described as having a lounge bar; a formal dining room with 40 covers; a snug; and a games room in addition to a large function room and private accommodation with three bedrooms upstairs.

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