Flooded Lancaster Wetherspoon building sold to new owners

Pub chain Wetherspoon has sold its former premises in Lancaster.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 9:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 11:53 am
The Green Ayre in North Road.

The Green Ayre pub never re-opened after it flooded during Storm Desmond in December 2015.

Initially, a spokesman for Wetherspoon said that the pub, in North Road, and known by some locals as “the bottom Wetherspoon” would eventually re-open for business.

But a member of staff, who did not work at the pub, told the Lancaster Guardian in March 2016 that they had been informed by a senior manager that the pub would be shut for good.

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The pub installed wooden boarding at the front later that year, with signs saying it was closed for refurbishment.

Wetherspoon said at the time that {https://www.lep.co.uk/news/plot-thickens-over-lancaster-wetherspoon-future-1-7810762|the pub would re-open, however a spokesman said this week the building had now been sold.

It is not yet clear who the new owner is, but there is a ‘To Let’ sign advertising rental of the building.

Wetherspoon still run one pub in Lancaster - The Sir Richard Owen, in Common Garden Street.