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The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 17:34
Is no more. Keith has sold it. The new owners, Indian types, are turning it into flats and a shop.


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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 18:42
Very sad indeed, Ive supped many a pint in there.
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 18:44
They've done the same with the Belle Green Pub, and left it half done destroying the original features. I'm told it's accommodating a few foreign types that don't seem to set foot outside.
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:01
that is sad,,, I too have had many a good night in there,
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:06
It's the new junctions fault, because folk can't cross road to get to pub, because cars are crashing all over the place tongue

Pub wouldn't be closing if they had left roundabout there cheers
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:21
there's a hint in truth there Sir Bob, also Tomplum.co.uk won't go out to small jobs anymore, Its not worth my while, it takes 7 mins on a regular basis to just get to the junction,

BTW, what's happening with the Sir Bob link rode, ???
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:26
tomplum

The link road as been shelved indefinitely, because tfgm are using all the devolution money for road projects in Manchester, inclooding a new tram line to the Trafford Centre Evil or Very Mad
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:27
Don't we have a thread about the link rd.

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:29
Well it wasn't me wot mentioned the link road ...
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 22:37
What a waste the pub was only refurbished in 2010

https://whatpub.com/pubs/LAS/1770/ben-jonson-wigan

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 07:41
It was confirmed last eve. Spoke to Keith and he said he sold it before Christmas to a Pakistani chap.
Flats and a shop it is.

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 14:06
Joseph wrote:They've done the same with the Belle Green Pub, and left it half done destroying the original features. I'm told it's accommodating a few foreign types that don't seem to set foot outside.
its a while sin I wiz up theer Joseph
Didn't realise the beele green had gone , shocking , have the royal oak and the Bush suffered the same fate : affraid
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 19:39
not a good place for a shop, there's Sainsburys,asda,B+M and Tesco all within walking distance, and there's not much parking for flats either, Still I s'pose he knows what he's doing, Suspect
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 19:43
Was talking about it today, the shop will fail, then it will be turned into more flats. There is a bit of parking round the back, and I presume he thinks some tenants could park at the front.

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 20:27
Sainsburys, etc will all have to comply with Sunday trading laws because of floor space. He won't, and that's when they'll make the most of it.
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 20:33
Asda and sainsbo's there open till 5 on Sundays. Scant  offerings the rest of the time.

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Mon Jan 09 2017, 20:39
He'll probably open from 7-11
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Thu Jan 12 2017, 10:58
Gassey wrote:
Joseph wrote:They've done the same with the Belle Green Pub, and left it half done destroying the original features. I'm told it's accommodating a few foreign types that don't seem to set foot outside.
its a while sin I wiz up theer Joseph
Didn't realise the beele green had gone , shocking , have the royal oak and the Bush suffered the same fate : affraid

Aye, Gassey. Belle Green is half gutted, The Bush is an Indian (up for sale now) and the Oak Tree is just about open still.
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Thu Jan 12 2017, 18:59
Maybe he is having a go at the Crown???
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 07:34
He has the Crown now.

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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 08:28
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 11:12
same sad story with the Eckersley's in poolstock.
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 15:29
Did I post a reply to Sir Bob on this?
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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 15:31
You did, sir. I edited his post so had to delete yours. Terry was a friend.
Sorry. Smile


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Re: The Ben Jonson Pub

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 15:35
Oh right, why, the location or respect?
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