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Report - Moorcock Inn - Waddington (Near Clitheroe) - September 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by VauxBex, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. VauxBex

    VauxBex 28DL Regular User
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    The History
    The Moorcock began its life as a two-up, two-down roadside inn. It was bought by Walter Greenhalgh in 1926, with the aim that the inn would become a special destination people would enjoy driving out to for excellent food, with a ballroom for dinner dances and grand functions. The pub prospered and became well-known across the North West and further afield as a first-class venue. It’s high reputation was secured in 1955, when it was chosen by the then Burnley corporation, to cater for a civic luncheon for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh when they were visiting the town.

    The chequered history of the hotel and restaurant have meant it has closed and re-opened several times. In 1975, the inn went into liquidation after recording losses of £97,500. The building was gutted by a fire in 1976, then fully restored and reopened in 1977.

    In 1984, the business was bought by Peter and Susan Fillary, who ran it successfully for more than 20 years and, with its reputation for food and functions fully restored, The Moorcock was put firmly back on the map.

    After a series of owners and management The Moorcock Inn closed its doors for the final time in 2010, with the recession being cited as the reason for the business finally folding.

    The Explore

    Some of you may remember I did a report in December of last year on this building and I hadn't been up since, so decided as where I was wasn't a huge drive away i'd check it out again after nine months. To be honest I didn't expect this pace to still be standing never mind have a new for sale sign up,and signs that somebody has actively spent the time trying to secure it but just failed miserably. Visited with a non-member.

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  2. Alyxxxx

    Alyxxxx 28DL Full Member
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    Nice shots, @vxer13. This place looks interesting :thumb
     
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