Popular music venue closes

The Tudor House Hotel
The Tudor House Hotel

THE Tudor House Hotel, one of Wigan’s most popular music venues, has suddenly announced it has closed its doors.

The owners, Russell and Frances Miller, made the shock announcement on the pub’s website this morning (Thursday).

Over the years, the Tudor, on New Market Street in Wigan Town Centre, has been credited for helping local bands to perform and get a foot in the door of the music industry.

Musicians also came from miles around, as did punters, such was its popularity and recognition.

A statement from Mr and Mrs on the pub’s website read: “We are writing to tell you that the time has come for us to end the three decade long experiment in original thinking, good beer, great music and sarcastic service that was the Tudor House Hotel.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved and want to thank you all for the great memories you have given us. We’d repeat some of the best stories here, but as many of you have gone on to live as responsible adults – we think it is best that what happens at the Tudor stays at the Tudor.

“Please don’t worry about us. We are planning a long and happy retirement, finally getting the rest we deserve. We will miss all of the hard rock on the jukebox, but Russ has already started reading books again.

“Down the years, many tried to imitate us – but there was only ever one Tudor. We really did put our heart and soul into this, but we’re excited about the future and hope that you will wish us and our family all the very best for the great times still to come.

“The Tudor House Hotel is now closed. Good Luck, Goodbye & Keep on Rocking.

“Love, Russell, Frances and family.”