Pub up for sale after refurbishment

The empty Dog and Partridge pub in Charnock Richard
The empty Dog and Partridge pub in Charnock Richard
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A Chorley pub is now up for sale after a refurbishment.

The Dog and Partridge in Charnock Richard was bought by developer Arley Homes last year as part of their Birches development.

Fears were raised that the pub may be demolished to make way for new houses, but the developer announced it was to overhaul the tired pub and sell it on. It is now up for sale with first floor living space.

John Cosgrave, managing director of Arley Homes, said: “When the site came to market it was a fairly rundown old railway pub.

“We had the choice of letting someone else buy it, and run the risk it could get worse and thereby have a negative effect on local property values, or redevelop it ourselves.

“The property is at the entrance to The Birches so it was important to us and our buyers that any development should be good quality. We’re delighted with the result and believe it was worth going the extra mile.”

The pub includes an open plan dining area, horseshoe bar, conservatory, beer garden, and car park.

Mr Cosgrave said despite a declining industry he still thought the pub had potential to do well.

He said: “The building is right in the centre of the village and would be ideal for a family pub or restaurant.

“The traditional drinkers’ pubs have suffered since the smoking ban was introduced, and during the recession many such as this have closed. But there does still appear to be a demand for quality family pubs with good food served in nice surroundings.

“We took this view when undertaking the refurbishment with a smart scheme with an open plan bar, spacious dining areas, and a good sized beer garden.”

The pub is on the market with commercial agent Jenics. For information contact 0161 832 2201.