A PUB GROUP has announced they will not be reopening an East Lancashire pub and have sold it – but its future still remains a mystery.  

The Stop And Rest pub in Brandy House Brow, Blackburn, has been closed for months with some locals hopeful it will once again open its shutters.

The pub group who owned it, Admiral Taverns, said they made the decision to sell as it did not have a “sustainable future”.

They officially sold the site in March 2022 but could not specify who now owns it.

A spokesperson for Admiral Taverns said: "Our focus is always on helping our licensees to run sustainable pub businesses.

“However, after careful consideration we felt in this instance that The Stop and Rest did not have a long-term sustainable future and therefore we took the decision to sell the pub in March 2022." 

For now, the future of the pub is now a mystery and it is not yet know what the site could be turned into or used as.

The Stop and Rest was a wet-led community local offering a range of standard and premium lagers, ciders and traditional ales with a loyal teatime trade.

At the weekend, this pub catered for those locals who don’t quite want to venture into the town but want a great quality pint in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

The pub was known for its cask ales, live music and for playing sports.

Posting to their Facebook page, Admiral Taverns were hunting for a new licensee to take over the pub last April and again in July.