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Report - Moorcock Inn - Waddington (Nr Clitheroe) - Dec '15

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by VauxBex, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. VauxBex

    VauxBex 28DL Regular User
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    The Moorcock Inn - Waddington
    December 2015

    First off let me start by saying that this may not be the best report ever, as it's my first, but hey ho here goes anyway.

    Decided to venture to 'The Moorcock Inn' after firstly going last night and deciding against going in inthe dark.

    According to Google this once well respected establishment finally closed it's doors in 2010 because of the recession.

    Did a quick video before I left:


    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.​


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    #1 VauxBex, Dec 20, 2015
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    What camera are you using? Some of the photos are quite good & some seem really blurry... Word of advice maybe edit out the exact date that you visited from the report, for your own benefit mate ;)
     
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    VauxBex 28DL Regular User
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    Just my phone, Galaxy S6 Edge. Still got the work out the optimum settings etc. Plus I went in on my own and was a bit jumpy ( been raining the previous night and the roofs given in ). Thanks for that, edited out

    Also got a video which I will add when I've uploaded it to youtube etc....
     
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    Surprised this place is still standing.... once was nice tho'.... good effort :thumb
     
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    Wow that place has gone down hill, well done on getting it done.

    Can't beat a good bar.
     
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    VauxBex 28DL Regular User
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    I've added the video link to the report if anyone wants to watch it. Very quick video after I had already had an in depth look around due to a Range Rover and an Audi creeping past several times (they must live in the only house nearby).
     
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