The Lake (pictured – taken from Rightmove listing) is the latest Hoylake pub to be made available for sale.
I don’t know the reasons why The Lake tenancy is for sale but it’s the latest Hoylake pub to go on the market. The Punch Bowl closed some time ago (that’s one pub sign gone), wasn’t turned into a Tesco after all and is now partly a plumbers merchants. The Blue Anchor closed for a few months and then reopened, while further along Market Street The Ship Inn is also for sale.
The Green Lodge, The Plasterers Arms and Hoylake Lights complete the list of pubs in Hoylake and there’s a handful of bars too, though Tides has gone and Coda Maine appears to be closed.
Why are local pubs finding business tough? Too few customers? A round of drinks costs too much? Rents and rates too high? Or don’t our traditional pubs offer a product that consumers are looking for today?
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