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23-11-2012, 19:40
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The Cherry Tree (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=runcorn&hl=en&ll=53.328619,-2.718215&spn=0.004261,0.011362&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=8.830698,23.269043&t=h&hnear=Runcorn,+United+Kingdom&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.328619,-2.718215&panoid=kfyUN7FeJBHdpwJRkF5ymQ&cbp=12,263.09,,0,2.21) is a former Greenall’s pub on the Grange estate in Runcorn, Cheshire. Despite having grown up within a mile of it, and regarding it as a familiar landmark, I have never actually set foot inside the place. It has probably never sold cask beer. It’s now up for sale by Orchid Group for £400,000 (http://www.fleurets.com/propertyimages/pdf/NW-215051.pdf), presumably because they don’t see it as fitting their core strategy.
Other pubs available as part of the same batch are:

The Boar’s Head, Marton, Blackpool (£400k)
The Farmer’s Arms, Walton, Liverpool (£450k)
The Priory, Litherland, Liverpool (£450k)The Red Lion, Worsley, Salford (£575k)

To be honest, looking at those other prices, I would say £400k was a bit steep for an estate pub like the Cherry Tree.
Although Runcorn could probably do with a Tesco Express, that’s not the ideal location for one as it isn’t on a main road and all the approach roads are bedevilled by humps. It would be interesting to learn how the commenters here who are always telling us that pubs only close because they are badly run would set about reviving the fortunes of it and similar pubs if they had that kind of money to spend.

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