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Woodman

Post by brexit » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:05 am

Just been told woodman on tod rd is about to close. Anybody have any reliable info.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:17 am

Not heard anything. We've started going in pre match for a bite to eat just recently.

No real ale on, which is a shame, because by their own admission it doesn't keep long, which
indicates to me that they are quiet and struggling a bit.

Time will tell I suppose.

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Re: Woodman

Post by SammyBoy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:25 am

Me and my mates have been going to the Woodman for years, mainly because it's local to us. Aside from match days it's almost always empty barring one or two regulars, but I don't mind as the staff are friendly and there's a separate room with a juke box and a pool table that's usually free. Not surprised it's shutting (often wondered how it'd remained open this long) but I will miss it despite not going as much these days due to relocating.
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Re: Woodman

Post by Hopey1786 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:32 am

Used to be chocker on a sunday after sunday league
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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:37 am

The last time I went in, Ken was running it,not sure if he still does.

The weekends were always busy. Packed on a Saturday before the game, packed after the game, busy Friday-Saturday-Sunday evenings.

I'm surprised to hear this, as I thought they had the regular crew going in to the pool room at night, and there were some who would drink there pretty much all day, every day.

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Re: Woodman

Post by NottsClaret » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:07 pm

Hope not, been a popular pre-match pub since forever.

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Re: Woodman

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:51 pm

What on earth will happen to the bloke who has been at the bar with his own silver tankard for 50 years!?!

Was a great pub back in the day. Played football for them with Hopey when Gaz Evans was the landlord. Happy days and great memories.

Good pub. But they do seem to be a dying breed.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Sozturf7 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:29 pm

50 years silver tankard, must be Derick. Great pub years ago, Tom Vida and Hengis the dog 🐶.

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Re: Woodman

Post by gsyclaret » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:32 pm

Was it the pub between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden ?

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Re: Woodman

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:35 pm

No, Tod road. Just outside the park and golf course, backs on to Burnley Wood

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Re: Woodman

Post by Woollyhat » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:38 pm

It’s a real shame if true - a landmark pub and nice building.

Is the Stanley or Rifle Volunteer still going?

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Re: Woodman

Post by gsyclaret » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:39 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:35 pm
No, Tod road. Just outside the park and golf course, backs on to Burnley Wood
Thanks, there was a Woodman at Calais in between hebden and tod I used to frequent in the early 70s , thought it might have been the same one,

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Re: Woodman

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:40 pm

I think so, although I bet it’s 3-4 years since I’ve been near or in them

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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:43 pm

gsyclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:39 pm
Thanks, there was a Woodman at Calais in between hebden and tod I used to frequent in the early 70s , thought it might have been the same one,
I never went in, but remember seeing the building. I think it closed down years ago.

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Re: Woodman

Post by BigRedrose » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Sad news if true, The Woodman used to be a cracking pub, ( I'm old enough to remember it before it became open plan and had several small rooms with crocheted beer mats!). I've visited it on fewer occasions over the last few years, as the real ales were appearing less and less and the one's that were on tap were often poorly kept.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Sozturf7 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:01 pm

Gsyclaret the Woodman you refer to has had only birds (of the feathered variety) for customers for a long long time.

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Re: Woodman

Post by gsyclaret » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:08 pm

Sozturf7 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:01 pm
Gsyclaret the Woodman you refer to has had only birds (of the feathered variety) for customers for a long long time.
Cheers for that, it was a long time ago.

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Re: Woodman

Post by JoeAM89 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:52 pm

I went in on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely dead. In fact, I’ve never seen it busy apart from on match days.

The owners have got so many things wrong in my opinion; no real ales, expensive prices for rubbish lager, no sky sports, no live bands or themed nights, curtains always closed, outdated furniture. The list goes on. Pubs like The Woodman don’t stand a chance unless they attempt to modernise.

I’ll be sad to see it go as it’s my local and I’ve been going in for 12 years. Hopefully somebody else will pick it up and make a success of it.
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Re: Woodman

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:23 pm

Sozturf7 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:29 pm
50 years silver tankard, must be Derick. Great pub years ago, Tom Vida and Hengis the dog 🐶.
Vida Clegg - she could be the most unpleasant of people at times but she and Tom did keep a very good pub. All the different rooms had colour themes and Vida crocheted all the beer mats in those colours.

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Re: Woodman

Post by claretburns » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:31 pm

Woollyhat wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:38 pm
It’s a real shame if true - a landmark pub and nice building.

Is the Stanley or Rifle Volunteer still going?
Stanley went about 4/5 years ago. Rifle Volunteer is still going though. I believe now the only pubs in Burnley Wood are the club on Branch Road and The Butterfly.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Juan Tanamera » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:23 pm

We go in the Rifle on matchdays and it's always packed.
The Forresters used to be our pre-match watering hole til that shut suddenly.

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Re: Woodman

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:23 pm

JoeAM89 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:52 pm
I went in on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely dead. In fact, I’ve never seen it busy apart from on match days.

The owners have got so many things wrong in my opinion; no real ales, expensive prices for rubbish lager, no sky sports, no live bands or themed nights, curtains always closed, outdated furniture. The list goes on. Pubs like The Woodman don’t stand a chance unless they attempt to modernise.

I’ll be sad to see it go as it’s my local and I’ve been going in for 12 years. Hopefully somebody else will pick it up and make a success of it.
Nail on the head. Theres not much of a reason to go in there unless you live next door or are on a bit of a burnley wood pub run. was a cracking pub when weplayed football for it. Had sky sports, pool room, regulars area, decent food and a good atmosphere.

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Re: Woodman

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:24 pm

claretburns wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Stanley went about 4/5 years ago. Rifle Volunteer is still going though. I believe now the only pubs in Burnley Wood are the club on Branch Road and The Butterfly.
Is the brit closed? Now that was a dump!

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Re: Woodman

Post by claretburns » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:47 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Is the brit closed? Now that was a dump!
To be honest I forgot about the Brit because as you quite rightly say, what a dump! Only went in when I were 16 before games as we didn't get asked for ID and once you ask for a pint of lager and get given a can you knew it wasn't the place to go.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:53 pm

Juan Tanamera wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:23 pm
We go in the Rifle on matchdays and it's always packed.
The Forresters used to be our pre-match watering hole til that shut suddenly.
Is there any grub on in The Rifle ?

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Re: Woodman

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:00 pm

claretburns wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:47 pm
To be honest I forgot about the Brit because as you quite rightly say, what a dump! Only went in when I were 16 before games as we didn't get asked for ID and once you ask for a pint of lager and get given a can you knew it wasn't the place to go.
Absolute dive.

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Re: Woodman

Post by BigRedrose » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:08 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Is there any grub on in The Rifle ?
Don't think there is FD, certainly not after the match. However it does have 3 excellent real ales on tap, including the now rare to find Draught Bass.
(It also has the even rarer, 'Ducketts of Burnley' toilets, you certainly don't see many of them nowadays!
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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:13 pm

BigRedrose wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Don't think there is FD, certainly not after the match. However it does have 3 excellent real ales on tap, including the now rare to find Draught Bass.
(It also has the even rarer toilets 'Ducketts of Burnley' toilets, you certainly don't see many of them nowadays!
Blimey, Ducketts !! Weren't they based off Accrington Road/Burnham Gate area, I seem to remember ?

Might take a look at their ales tomorrow then and treat myself to a bag of nuts and a pee !!!

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Re: Woodman

Post by Juan Tanamera » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:13 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Is there any grub on in The Rifle ?
Can't sat I've noticed FD.
If we have any grub on matchday we usually go to the excellent Park View chippy.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:15 pm

There's always the 110 club as well, or The Miners.

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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:41 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:15 pm
There's always the 110 club as well, or The Miners.
It's been a while since I went in the 110 club. A chap called Frank ran it when I was last in there!

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Re: Woodman

Post by brexit » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:11 pm

fat bob has been past and told me there is a sign outside that says they are looking for new tenants

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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:28 pm

brexit wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:11 pm
fat bob has been past and told me there is a sign outside that says they are looking for new tenants
Who are the current tenants? It was Ken the last time I went in.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:46 pm

"Is there any grub on in The Rifle ? "

"Don't think there is FD, certainly not after the match. However it does have 3 excellent real ales on tap, including the now rare to find Draught Bass.
(It also has the even rarer, 'Ducketts of Burnley' toilets, you certainly don't see many of them nowadays!"
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They don't have any cooked food, sarnies etc but there's a good selection of crisps,nuts, packets of savoury snacks etc behind the bar and as Red rose says, the cask ales are always in good fettle.
Re the Duckets urinals, people have been known to call in just to see 'em.
And a beermat was once produced as a wind up which featured them and the pubs 'own speciality ale they produced'
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Re: Woodman

Post by Top Claret » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:54 pm

Proper **** nooks are them Ducketts
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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:59 pm

I have drunk some piddle over the years if I'm honest.

Youngers Tartan bitter for one !!!

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Re: Woodman

Post by Vino blanco » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:14 pm

James Duckett and his family, when they were well established financially, built the house called Woodleigh on Manchester Road in Burnley. The large red bricked house still exists: it is on the right hand side of Manchester Road as you go up the hill, about 100 yards down from the General Williams pub, on the same side.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Aclaret » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 pm

Always went in the Forresters pre & after game, but now it's the Oxford, the poshest dive closest to the ground.....or is it. 53 years been going on the turf and not proud to say I've never been in the Woodman, havn't a clue why.

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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:33 pm

Aclaret wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Always went in the Forresters pre & after game, but now it's the Oxford, the poshest dive closest to the ground.....or is it. 53 years been going on the turf and not proud to say I've never been in the Woodman, havn't a clue why.
You've never been in the Woodman? Treat yourself.

If you've been in the Forresters, the Woodman will feel like Mayfair.
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Re: Woodman

Post by BigRedrose » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:02 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Who are the current tenants? It was Ken the last time I went in.
I believe Ken passed away before Christmas.

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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:08 am

BigRedrose wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:02 am
I believe Ken passed away before Christmas.
Might explain why it's up for sale.

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Re: Woodman

Post by Cog lane Claret » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:39 am

For the record recent rumours that the Woodman is closing soon are untrue sat in here for a pre match drink business as usual
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Re: Woodman

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:40 am

Cog lane Claret wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:39 am
For the record recent rumours that the Woodman is closing soon are untrue sat in here for a pre match drink business as usual
Is Chris still living upstairs?

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Re: Woodman

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:46 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:40 am
Is Chris still living upstairs?
Yep.

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Re: Woodman

Post by holdyourfire » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:03 pm

Ten of us went in today as usual,and when i asked the very polite chap who served me, the question,he replied (its porky pies)we are not closing,just looking for new tennants.
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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:09 pm

We were in there today too, enjoying a drink and their very nice liver and onions with mash and veg
whilst watching some sh!te scottish football match featuring the all conquering Celtic and Hamilton Academical.

All seemed normal to me, with a very warm welcome from the gent behind the bar.
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Re: Woodman

Post by Dressinggown » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 pm

I have been in the gents in The Rifle Volunteers with Big Red Rose to take some photos.
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Re: Woodman

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:05 pm

Dressinggown wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 pm
I have been in the gents in The Rifle Volunteers with Big Red Rose to take some photos.
You would have been better keeping that to yourself. ;) :o
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Re: Woodman

Post by JoeAM89 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:10 am

Heard this week that it’s now under new management. Big job modernising that place! Good luck to them

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Re: Woodman

Post by BigRedrose » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Dressinggown wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 pm
I have been in the gents in The Rifle Volunteers with Big Red Rose to take some photos.
I thought that we were keeping that quiet DG!

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