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Sale of Craven Heifer pub in Clitheroe nears completion
CLITHEROE’S pub circuit is in danger of losing another venue, sparking fears of more homes.
The struggling Craven Heifer is due to be sold for more than £250,000.
Owner Star Pubs put the Whalley Road pub up for sale in May and a deal is said to be nearing completion.
The news comes after The Victoria in Castle Street was recently sold and The White Horse in York Street was shut and put up for sale last week.
A spokesman for Star Pubs said the pub had ‘disappointing’ returns over the past few years and all attempts to rescue the business had failed.
Sophie Holden, a former licensee at the Craven Heifer said: “I was very glad when I left because it was a nightmare to run. It was a daily struggle to get people through the door.
“It’s sad another pub in Clitheroe could be lost because it has potential.
“I would be very surprised if it re-opened as a pub and I think it’s much more likely going to be houses.”
Sam Potrykus, of James A. Baker, the company marketing the property, said: “The company have had this pub on their disposal list for some time.
“It’s one of many that they are looking to sell across the north west.”
Clitheroe resident Bill Williams said: “Yet another pub is in danger of being lost from the town and it’s a worrying trend that’s developing.
“If we are not careful, the town will have very few pubs left and that would be a huge loss to Clitheroe.
“I hope the new owner will re-open the pub and pour some investment into it to try and make it a success.”
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