Burnley Pub closures

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Post Reply
Funkydrummer
Posts: 6059
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 2203 times
Has Liked: 1496 times
Location: Burnley

Burnley Pub closures

Post by Funkydrummer » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 pm

Just spotted this on YouTube, very interesting viewing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVey01az9Rc

Buxtonclaret
Posts: 9322
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 2298 times
Has Liked: 4336 times
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:56 pm

Pretty much the same all over the country.
Drinking habits have changed.
You don't finish work and go to the pub for a couple before your meal. any more.
Many of the younger folk don't go out til later now and, are half cut when they do on cheaper supermarket stuff... and anything else that's going.

alboclaret
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Been Liked: 35 times
Has Liked: 28 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by alboclaret » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:59 pm

Someone has too much time on there hands to be driving around on the same frosty/snowy day taking photos of old boozers.

Cant believe I watched it all but wasnt at all surprised with the bnp link at the end. :roll:

claret wizard
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:20 am
Been Liked: 147 times
Has Liked: 61 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by claret wizard » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:21 pm

Most of those places were dumps. That clip is 10 years old. Last year more bars opened in Burnley than closed. There’s a market for well run establishments providing a quality product. If you’re nostalgic about things like this go drinking in The Oxford.

Bfc
Posts: 650
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:28 am
Been Liked: 217 times
Has Liked: 1 time

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Bfc » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm

One or Two Burnley players from the 1914 FA Cup Final and 1921 Div 1 Championship winning teams went onto own pubs around Burnley. The Grey Mare Gannow Lane being one, and I can’t at this time just think of his name. It wasn’t a healthy atmosphere to live in then, from the stench of pipe and cigarette smoke in the pubs. Young ones reading this wouldn’t understand what it was like to be on a bus or in a Tap Room of a pub full of smokers.

Dixie Normous
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 30 times
Has Liked: 4 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dixie Normous » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:25 pm

the 'dirty donkey' was a great little boozer for us locals , always packed on a weekend. The Derby too, my mates Dad was the Landlord and he was rough but the pub was alright. Don't get me started om Dickie Pinks though

claretonthecoast1882
Posts: 2467
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Been Liked: 1213 times
Has Liked: 37 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:30 pm

Bfc wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm
One or Two Burnley players from the 1914 FA Cup Final and 1921 Div 1 Championship winning teams went onto own pubs around Burnley. The Grey Mare Gannow Lane being one, and I can’t at this time just think of his name. It wasn’t a healthy atmosphere to live in then, from the stench of pipe and cigarette smoke in the pubs. Young ones reading this wouldn’t understand what it was like to be on a bus or in a Tap Room of a pub full of smokers.
Or having a pinch of snuff at the bar

Goobs
Posts: 3238
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:43 am
Been Liked: 1101 times
Has Liked: 735 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Goobs » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Or having a pinch of snuff at the bar
Yeah, now it's a line of coke in the bogs

winsomeyen
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:29 am
Been Liked: 45 times
Has Liked: 163 times
Location: brittany France

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by winsomeyen » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:39 pm

Bfc wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm
One or Two Burnley players from the 1914 FA Cup Final and 1921 Div 1 Championship winning teams went onto own pubs around Burnley. The Grey Mare Gannow Lane being one, and I can’t at this time just think of his name. It wasn’t a healthy atmosphere to live in then, from the stench of pipe and cigarette smoke in the pubs. Young ones reading this wouldn’t understand what it was like to be on a bus or in a Tap Room of a pub full of smokers.
The players name was Alf Basnett.

ClaretAndJew
Posts: 6691
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:08 am
Been Liked: 2257 times
Has Liked: 461 times
Location: Earth

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:49 pm

Pubs are **** anyway. £3 for warm **** and stand around with people you don't want to be with.

The world has changed. We all hate each other now.
These 2 users liked this post: tim_noone longsidepies

Rowls
Posts: 7043
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:00 pm
Been Liked: 2584 times
Has Liked: 2561 times
Location: Montpellier, France

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Rowls » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:55 pm

I still like you, ClaretAndJew

Rowls
Posts: 7043
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:00 pm
Been Liked: 2584 times
Has Liked: 2561 times
Location: Montpellier, France

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Rowls » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:56 pm

And pubs are ace

burnleymik
Posts: 2293
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Been Liked: 512 times
Has Liked: 1921 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by burnleymik » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:59 pm

Rose and Crown is still going.

The brewries just got too greedy with their prices so people sopped going. Obviously there will be many other contributing factors, but that always seemed to be one of the biggest.

RingoMcCartney
Posts: 8649
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:45 pm
Been Liked: 2122 times
Has Liked: 2340 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by RingoMcCartney » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:48 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Pubs are **** anyway. £3 for warm **** and stand around with people you don't want to be with.

We all hate each other now.
It hasn't occured to you that, this phenomenon only seems to takes place when you're in the pub? No!?

Squarepusher
Posts: 266
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:02 pm
Been Liked: 126 times
Has Liked: 20 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Squarepusher » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:53 pm

Open video > See link to BNP website and some guff about 'white working class communities' in video description > Close video.
This user liked this post: longsidepies

ClaretAndJew
Posts: 6691
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:08 am
Been Liked: 2257 times
Has Liked: 461 times
Location: Earth

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:13 pm

RingoMcCartney wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:48 pm
It hasn't occured to you that, this phenomenon only seems to takes place when you're in the pub? No!?
I don't go to the pub sweetheart but if you're buying me a pint we can make it a date xx

Dark Cloud
Posts: 3701
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:03 am
Been Liked: 1013 times
Has Liked: 1228 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:56 pm

The list on that video is by no means exhaustive or anywhere near the full extent. Before it (ironically) closed recently, the Ministry of Ale had literally scores of pictures of closed down pubs in Burnley adorning the walls. It was fascinating tbh and surprising how quickly you forget.

AlargeClaret
Posts: 1872
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Been Liked: 601 times
Has Liked: 51 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by AlargeClaret » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Pubs are **** anyway. £3 for warm **** and stand around with people you don't want to be with.

The world has changed. We all hate each other now.
“Warm beer” ? When was the last time you were in a pub 1963?

ClaretAndJew
Posts: 6691
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:08 am
Been Liked: 2257 times
Has Liked: 461 times
Location: Earth

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:39 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm
“Warm beer” ? When was the last time you were in a pub 1963?
1832

Burnley1989
Posts: 1614
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:19 am
Been Liked: 495 times
Has Liked: 574 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:40 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Pubs are **** anyway. £3 for warm **** and stand around with people you don't want to be with.

The world has changed. We all hate each other now.
I’ll go for a pint with you ;)

Dixie Normous
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 30 times
Has Liked: 4 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dixie Normous » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:43 pm

A good pub is a rare find these days . They usually look like **** holes from outside so put off the ‘look at me ‘types but can be an oasis of peace and quiet and a good pint .
Time was your mum and your dad and your brothers and sisters and aunties and uncles were all in the pub , ladies in the lounge and fellas in the tap room. Those were the days . No one had a phone so you could bullshit your mrs and be in the pub . If anyone rang the pub looking for you the barman would say he hadn’t seen you .
These 2 users liked this post: Burnley1989 basil6345789

Burnley1989
Posts: 1614
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:19 am
Been Liked: 495 times
Has Liked: 574 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm

I’ve not got sky sports or BT sport at home deliberately... she thinks I’m being sensible and trying to save money but it’s so I can nip to the club for 3 pints and watch the odd mid week game

mikeS
Posts: 940
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:21 am
Been Liked: 288 times
Has Liked: 17 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by mikeS » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm

There used to be 13 pubs from the Tim Bobbin on Padiham Road down Westgate to and including the Plane Tree. Only the Bobbin remains open in 2020.
1. Tim Bobbin
2. The Derby Hotel
3. The Union Hotel
4. The Roebuck Inn
5. The Clifton Hotel
6. The Peels Arms
7. The Barracks Tavern
8. The Garrison Hotel
9. The Lancashire and Yorkshire
10. The Mitre Hotel
11. The Stork Hotel ( building remains - insurance)
12. The Dog and Partridge
13. The Plane Tree hotel ( building remains - flats)
This user liked this post: basil6345789

EK Claret
Posts: 36
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 17 times
Has Liked: 19 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by EK Claret » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:12 pm

On a positive note plenty of places to get a curry

Vino blanco
Posts: 2769
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:42 pm
Been Liked: 920 times
Has Liked: 688 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Vino blanco » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:35 pm

MikeS, regarding those pubs on Padiham Rd/Westgate I went in nearly all of them in my youth: a fair few of them were closed down to make way for the M65 motorway development.

tim_noone
Posts: 13441
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:12 pm
Been Liked: 3420 times
Has Liked: 11896 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by tim_noone » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:57 pm

mikeS wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm
There used to be 13 pubs from the Tim Bobbin on Padiham Road down Westgate to and including the Plane Tree. Only the Bobbin remains open in 2020.
1. Tim Bobbin
2. The Derby Hotel
3. The Union Hotel
4. The Roebuck Inn
5. The Clifton Hotel
6. The Peels Arms
7. The Barracks Tavern
8. The Garrison Hotel
9. The Lancashire and Yorkshire
10. The Mitre Hotel
11. The Stork Hotel ( building remains - insurance)
12. The Dog and Partridge
13. The Plane Tree hotel ( building remains - flats)
14..... The Millers arms junction street.
This user liked this post: basil6345789

mikeS
Posts: 940
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:21 am
Been Liked: 288 times
Has Liked: 17 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by mikeS » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Thanks Tim!!!!
This user liked this post: tim_noone

Royboyclaret
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 12:57 pm
Been Liked: 807 times
Has Liked: 311 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Royboyclaret » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm

Bfc wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm
One or Two Burnley players from the 1914 FA Cup Final and 1921 Div 1 Championship winning teams went onto own pubs around Burnley. The Grey Mare Gannow Lane being one, and I can’t at this time just think of his name. It wasn’t a healthy atmosphere to live in then, from the stench of pipe and cigarette smoke in the pubs. Young ones reading this wouldn’t understand what it was like to be on a bus or in a Tap Room of a pub full of smokers.
Captain Tommy Boyle was landlord of the Pedestrian Inn, which stood where the Library is now.

Dixie Normous
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 30 times
Has Liked: 4 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dixie Normous » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:57 pm
14..... The Millers arms junction street.
Had my first pint in the barracks tavern . 22p

Dark Cloud
Posts: 3701
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:03 am
Been Liked: 1013 times
Has Liked: 1228 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:14 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Captain Tommy Boyle was landlord of the Pedestrian Inn, which stood where the Library is now.
And how much was he charging you for your pint, Roy? ;)

Royboyclaret
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 12:57 pm
Been Liked: 807 times
Has Liked: 311 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Royboyclaret » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:14 pm
And how much was he charging you for your pint, Roy? ;)
A lot less than the Four Alls are charging right now, Dark Cloud. :)
This user liked this post: Dark Cloud

Quickenthetempo
Posts: 9551
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:35 am
Been Liked: 2126 times
Has Liked: 1210 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:25 pm

Squarepusher wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Open video > See link to BNP website and some guff about 'white working class communities' in video description > Close video.
What's wrong with the Burnley N Pendle website?

Alanstevensonsgloves
Posts: 745
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:40 am
Been Liked: 199 times
Has Liked: 279 times
Location: From Accy, Exiled in Surrey

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Alanstevensonsgloves » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:44 pm

Great tune mind!

bfcjg
Posts: 5706
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:17 pm
Been Liked: 2115 times
Has Liked: 2079 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:27 pm

When I started working in the late seventies an old bloke I worked with said there used to be a charity night starting in the grey mare on Gannow Lane where you got a thimble of beer it was doubled next pub etc after 4 pubs you were on a half then pint then 2 then 4 etc and the challenge was to get to the town centre via Padiham Road nobody ever made it. You paid to to get the tick card, pubs subsidised the sale of ale business sponsored it as well. Is this just legend ?

Nonayforever
Posts: 1400
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:15 pm
Been Liked: 240 times
Has Liked: 74 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Nonayforever » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:12 am

Dixie Normous wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:43 pm
A good pub is a rare find these days . They usually look like **** holes from outside so put off the ‘look at me ‘types but can be an oasis of peace and quiet and a good pint .
Time was your mum and your dad and your brothers and sisters and aunties and uncles were all in the pub , ladies in the lounge and fellas in the tap room. Those were the days . No one had a phone so you could bullshit your mrs and be in the pub . If anyone rang the pub looking for you the barman would say he hadn’t seen you .
I've been in many a local pub when the phone has rang,
The barman holds the phone aloft & shouts out " has anybody seen Alf tonight". The whole room says out loudly " no, not tonight" with Alf sat in the corner with his pint.

snail12345
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:46 am
Been Liked: 13 times
Has Liked: 11 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by snail12345 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:31 am

that is mental ….. I was born in 74 over the next 20 years my mum and dad relief managed quite a % of the pubs in that video..... a lot were run down then but still great places for the locals

Top Claret
Posts: 2587
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:50 am
Been Liked: 577 times
Has Liked: 522 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Top Claret » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:48 am

The beer in pubs is far better these days, as is the choice. The only down side is that the pubs are closing and being replaced by micro pubs, that have little atmosphere

Dixie Normous
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Been Liked: 30 times
Has Liked: 4 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by Dixie Normous » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:02 am

Top Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:48 am
The beer in pubs is far better these days, as is the choice. The only down side is that the pubs are closing and being replaced by micro pubs, that have little atmosphere
Better than Sam smiths in the bobbin ?

morpheus2
Posts: 1162
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 am
Been Liked: 454 times
Has Liked: 1247 times

Re: Burnley Pub closures

Post by morpheus2 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:21 am

I enjoyed the pause for maximum impact at 3:04.

Post Reply