Restaurant, pub or store: what next for the Royal Oak?

Exterior of the building formerly Royal Oak pub on Wigan Lower Road
Exterior of the building formerly Royal Oak pub on Wigan Lower Road

A WIGAN pub’s future hangs in the balance.

Whether the Royal Oak at Standish Lower Ground opens to drinkers again after undergoing a refurbishment or is transformed into another type of business remains to be seen. It was sold by Marston’s Brewery in July as an operating public house, complete with fixtures, fittings and the licence.

New owners are now looking for someone to rent the property for either an open plan restaurant, pub or convenience store.