Wednesday, May 26, 2010

All Change at The Lockwood?

I have heard from various sources, that during this week, 'The Lockwood' on Woodhead Road will change hands. It has always been a pub that has had real ale on, sometimes with some interesting beers, but it has never been on the drinking circuit as such. This may change from what has been rumoured.

It seems the new licencee will have connections with Brass Monkey Brewery and that their beers will be appearing on the bar, giving the Sowerby Bridge based producer it's second regular outlet, the Rose & Crown at Thurstonland being the other.

At present, I have no confirmation who has taken the pub, nor of it's opening times (it was somewhat haphazard recently), but should the rumour be true then it will be a pub worth visiting - maybe in tandem with the Shoulder of Mutton on Neale Road just a few minutes walk away.
Although the Shoulder only opens on an evening it does, apparently, have a decent selection of beer. Nearby the Lockwood & Salford Club on Lockwood Road has a few real ales and by all accounts are kept on good form.

As usual, 'A Swift One' will do its best to get the information and let you know.
photo: PubUtopia

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