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17-08-2012, 09:00
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The Flouch Inn (https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.510101,-1.703782&spn=0.016971,0.045447&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=53.510141,-1.70376&panoid=30M15xdL-e6d-lpfkOmZ_g&cbp=12,16.27,,0,-1.02) for many years was a well-known landmark on the main road from Manchester to Sheffield across the Woodhead Pass. About twenty-five years ago it was partially bypassed when the route of the A628 was aligned to a new roundabout a little further south, to which it still gives its name (https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.509782,-1.700561&spn=0.000534,0.00142&t=h&layer=c&cbll=53.509735,-1.700671&panoid=ft74RyVol0OBAEobGjFeaQ&cbp=12,192.66,,1,-2.42&z=20). I think it’s been closed for a few years now, in its final incarnation having been partially used as a Balti restaurant. Now it’s reported that the pub is to be demolished and the site redeveloped for housing (http://www.wearebarnsley.com/news/article/830/flouch-inn-demolished-for-housing-estate).
The photo shows a handsome 1930s stone building, although rather marred by the later conservatory-type extension at the front. I may be wrong, but I don’t remember that being there in 1985 when, ironically, we tried to go in for some food on a Sunday and found it too full. That’s the nearest I ever came to actually going in it. Like many pubs in and around Sheffield, it was tied to Bass in those days.

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