Borough pub announces permanent closure

A Leigh pub has announced it has shut down after being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Bosses at The Waterside Inn, in Twist Lane, Leigh, said on social media that it would unfeasible to reopen to the public due to the ongoing pandemic and "other mitigating factors".

Earlier this month, the pub's owner Greene King announced it would be shutting dozens of pubs, with the loss of 800 jobs, after being hit by tighter restrictions in the face of the pandemic.

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In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the venue said: "It is with great sadness that we must confirm speculation that we are permanently shut! Due to the current situation and other mitigating factors it is infeasible for us to reopen.

The Waterside Inn, Leigh. Image: GoogleThe Waterside Inn, Leigh. Image: Google
The Waterside Inn, Leigh. Image: Google

"We would like to say a massive thank you to all our staff and customers both present and past. We wish you all good health and a prosperous future.

"Please continue to support all other local businesses during this hard time.

"Keep safe."