Major refurb for landmark Burnley pub

Tim Bobbin
Tim Bobbin

A landmark Burnley pub is undergoing a major refurbishment.

The Tim Bobbin Hotel in Padiham Road is to be restored to its original layout by its brewery owners Samuel Smith.

Rather than the large open spaces created in recent times, the building will be returned to four smaller rooms, with the central milling space occupied by the bar servery

Samuel Smith spokesman

The ambitious scheme will see the Yorkshire-based brewer return the pub to its original four room layout.

In a design statement, a Samuel Smith spokesman said: “The aim of the proposed refurbishment scheme is to return the building to more like its original form, removing the most recent extensions carried out in the last forty or so years.

“Rather than the large open spaces created in recent times, the building will be returned to four smaller rooms, with the central milling space occupied by the bar servery.

“Minimal work to the elevations is envisaged beyond that necessary consequent to the demolition of the recent extensions.”

Burnley Borough Council originally granted permission for the work in 2008 and 2011.

The former coach house is named after the author of Lancashire dialect poetry John Collier who used the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin.

The work is expected to be complete by September.