Owners Greene King have told us that the pub on Manchester Road has closed for good, it was also put up for sale earlier on in 2020.
From its website which is still operating as normal saying in big letters “We can’t wait to welcome you back” must have given some people and regulars some hope of a return.
The Pelican Inn was a favourite for many people and it is a real shame it had to close down so soon.
A Greene King spokesperson said: “The Pelican was advertised for sale in February and we have therefore taken the difficult decision not to reopen the pub. We continue to keep in regular contact with the pub’s team and hope to find roles for them in our other pubs in the area. We’d like to thank all of our customers who have visited over the years.”