Some comings and goings afoot with the sale of two of the city centre’s pubs – including the iconic landmark that is Peveril of the Peak.
This picture showing the Great Bridgewater Street pub displaying a “sold” sign surfaced on the social network Facebook last week.
However, I have been assured by both the current landlords and the estate agent that it has not been sold – but it is on the market.
A spokeswoman at Knightsbridge in Bolton, which is handling the sale, said a sale had fallen through and the much-awarded pub is still for sale as a going concern together with four-bedroom living accommodation for £212,500.
Let’s hope someone who wants to make a go of this piece of history and tradition can be found to keep it as the charming “real pub” for generations to come.
If you’re not familiar with its charms, take a look at the slideshow below from Flickr photographers who’ve captured it over the years (together with a few other Peverils in the Peak district!)
No such confusion just a short distance away with Negresco on Deansgate.
What was previously the dreary Pig and Porcupine got a major facelift last spring and starting serving Italian food in what has been widely described as ‘terrifying’ interior – only to be shut and boarded up in June.
A spokeswomen for Punch Taverns, which is handling the sale, said the reason for the closure could not be revealed as it was “a confidential issue between punch and our former licensee”.
“Our priority is to re-open Negresco as soon as possible.
“This is a great business opportunity and we continue to actively recruit a new licensee who can work in partnership with Punch and build a successful, sustainable business.”