Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ABC Wednesday
Q is for Queen Inn, Ashton under Lyne

I first noticed the Queen Inn at Ashton under Lyne earlier this year. I noted that it was "Under New Management" and it looked in good order.

I was especially impressed by this plaster-work portrait of the Queen. I don't know the technical term for it.

Some weeks ago I was again in Ashton and was sad to see it boarded and shuttered up. I've discovered it was listed as being a gay-friendly bar. I trust that wasn't the reason for its closure. It is up for sale at £120,000 + VAT.

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  1. Oh, that's too bad! I hope that wasn't the reason it failed! Great post for the Q Day though! Hope your week is going well!


  2. i'd buy it, if i had the money.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  3. Very cool building, and I love the Queen's portrait in plaster!!! Sorry to hear of it's closing...there's nothing quite like a great English pub!!!

  4. This pub was a little belter, cant believe its closed down.
    It had every walk of life passing through it , a good pub throghout the day and a lively one at night.
    Sadly missed