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May 2021

May 17th saw the further easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, with all pubs in England now being given the opportunity to welcome customers back inside their premises for a beer. There are still restrictions (the rule of six for indoor drinking, table service only, etc), but at least now we can find a more welcome refuge under cover without being forced to brave the the extremely variable weather conditions that have been prevalent in recent weeks. CAMRA Central Lancashire will be doing their best to identify the major changes on the local pub scene. However with some pubs not having been open for 14 months, and with others having been open only briefly during this period, it is inevitable that there will be some casualties. Looking on the bright side, it would seem that there are quite a number of new micropubs that will possibly be appearing in the coming months if all goes well. More news to follow.

LOCKDOWN UPDATES

As pubs continue to re-open after lockdown we are aware of the following news snippets:-

- The Plug & Taps, Preston will not be opening until June 21st..

- The Tap End, Ashton will be opening in June (this is the long planned second micropub in the Lane Ends area of Ashton).

- New Chorley microbrewery Ben's Brewery is officially launching on May 29th.

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April 2021

April 12th saw the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, with pubs in the CAMRA Central Lancashire branch area able to re-open for the first time in something like six months. At this time we are subject to restrictions - there is only outdoor drinking allowed; all drinkers must be seated and served by waiter service at tables; masks must be worn at all times when customers are not sitting at a table; etc. Of course not all pubs will be re-opening - some pubs have no outdoor drinking area, some pubs are unable to cover their costs under the present restrictions, etc.

For information the CAMRA Central Lancashire Pubs Officer has prepared a list of pubs that we understand will be re-opening this month (not all on April 12th). Be warned - for some of these pubs you will need to make a booking if you want to visit them while the current restrictions apply. Also be warned - the following lists include some pubs that will not be selling real ale.

In the CHORLEY area - Barrica in the Park, Chorley; the Bay Horse, Euxton; the Beaumont, Clayton-le-Woods; the Black Horse, Croston; the Boars Head, Hoghton; the Bob Inn, Chorley; Bootleggers, Chorley; the Bretherton Arms, Chorley; the Bridge Inn, Adlington; the Cardwell Arms, Adlington; the Cavendish Arms, Brindle; the Colliers Arms, Chorley; the Cricketers Arms, Brinscall; the Crown, Croston; the Dog & Partridge, Charnock Richard; the Dressers Arms, Wheelton; the Elephant & Castle, Adlington; the Euxton Mills, Euxton; the Golden Lion, Wheelton; the Hare & Hounds, Abbey Village; the Hinds Head, Charnock Richard; the Hoghton Arms, Withnell; the Ley Inn, Clayton-le-Woods; the Lock & Quay, Chorley; the Lord Nelson, Croston; the Malt n Hops, Chorley; the Malthouse Farm, Whittle-le-Woods; the Mediterranean 3 at the Bay Horse, Whittle-le-Woods; Nelipots, Chorley; the Panache Lounge, Chorley; the Plough, Runshaw Moor; the Plough, Chorley; the Prince of Wales, Chorley; the Railway, Chorley; the Red Lion, Wheelton; the Red Lion, Mawdesley; the Retreat, Adlington; the Rivington Brewery Tap; the Roebuck, Whittle-le-Woods; the Rose & Crown, Ulnes Walton; the Sea View, Whittle-le-Woods; The Shed, Chorley; the Spinners Arms Cowling; the Talbot, Euxton; the Top Lock, Heapey; the Traders Taphouse, Chorley; the Travellers Rest, Euxton; the Wheatsheaf, Croston; the White Bear, Adlington; the White Bull, Chorley; the White Horse, Heath Charnock; and the Woodsman, Clayton-le-Woods.

In the PRESTON area - 1842 (the Rabbit Hole), Preston; the Adelphi, Preston; the Ancient Oak, Cottam; the Anderton Arms, Fulwood; the Black Bull, Fulwood; the Black-a-Moor, Preston; the Brook Tavern, Preston; the Continental, Preston; the Crafty Beggars Ale House, Preston; the Grapes, Goosnargh; the Green Man, Inglewhite; Haighton Manor, Haighton; the Hesketh Arms, Preston; the Market Tavern, Preston; the Moorbrook, Preston; the Norman Jepson, Fulwood; the Orchard, Preston; the Pickled Goose, Barton; the Plau, Preston; the Saddle Inn, Bartle; Smashed, Preston; the Smiths Arms, Lea Town; the Stags Head, Whittingham; the Stanley Arms, Preston; the Tulketh Tap Room, Preston; the Twelve Tellers, Preston; the Wellington (Glovers Court), Preston; the White Hart, Fulwood; the Wings & Beer Co, Preston; and the Winckley Street Ale House, Preston.

In the RIBBLE VALLEY area - the Alston Arms, Longridge; the Sun Inn, Chipping; and the Towneley Arms, Longridge.

In the SOUTH RIBBLE area - the Anchor, Hutton; the Beer Box, Bamber Bridge; the Beer Brothers Brewery Tap, Walton Summit; the Bluebird, Samlesbury; the Crankshaft Brewery Tap, Leyland; the Dolphin, Longton; the Eagle & Child, Leyland; Ego at the Fox Club, Little Hoole; the Fleece, Penwortham; the Hunters, Walton-le-Dale; the Leyland Lion, Leyland; the Lime Bar, Penwortham; the Market Ale House, Leyland; the Nabs Head, Samlesbury; the No.55, Leyland; the Poachers, Bamber Bridge; the Sir Tom Finney, Penwortham; the Tap And Vine, Penwortham; the Stag, Leyland; the Wishing Well at Tardy Gate, Lostock Hall; and the Withy Arms, Bamber Bridge.

LOCKDOWN UPDATES

As pubs re-open after lockdown we are aware of the following news snippets:-

- The Withy Arms, Leyland has been re-named The Stag, Leyland.

- The Roundabout Bar, Leyland has now opened (believed not to be selling any real ale).

- The Market Street Social, Preston has now opened, initially as a pop-up bar.

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March 2021

Lockdown in place - all pubs closed.

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February 2021

Lockdown in place - all pubs closed.

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January 2021

Lockdown in place - all pubs closed.

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