His­toric pub closed un­til fur­ther no­tice

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MYS­TERY sur­rounds the fu­ture of the Cat and Fid­dle pub af­ter it shut up shop

The Bux­ton Road pub, which is the se­cond high­est pub in Eng­land, closed to the pub­lic at the end of last month.

No date has been an­nounced as yet for its re-open­ing.

A spokesman for Robinsons brew­ery, which owns the pub, would not re­veal any de­tails of what caused the clo­sure other than say­ing: “There are some prop­erty is­sues that have to be ad­dressed which our prop­erty team is look­ing at the mo­ment.”

The spokesman added: “We won’t know when the pub will re-open un­til th­ese is­sues have been bot­tomed out.”

The pub is a muchloved stop for walk­ers, cy­clists and bik­ers us­ing the A537 to which is gives its name.

It was built in 1813, and has had many land­lords and ten­ants over the years.

A no­tice on the Cat and Fid­dle ‘Cat Cam’ web­site said: ‘Sorry, as of 23rd De­cem­ber the pub is closed pend­ing the ap­point­ment of a new land­lord.’

The road is dubbed one of the most dan­ger­ous in Bri­tain be­cause of the num­ber of crashes that have oc­curred there.

●● The Cat and Fid­dle

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