Search goes on for new publican to manage historic Burnley pub the Tim Bobbin

Landlords or landladies are being sought for a once popular Burnley pub.
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The Tim Bobbin in Padiham Road, Burnley, has been shut for some time, despite undergoing an extensive and expensive refurbishment in 2015.

Owners, the Samuel Smith brewery based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, have now put out an invitation asking for any interested parties to step forward.

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A spokesman for the brewery said: “The pub has been closed for some time and it is difficult to recruit people into the hospitality industry at the moment.

Tim Bobbin Pub on Padiham Road, Burnley. Photo: Kelvin StuttardTim Bobbin Pub on Padiham Road, Burnley. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard
Tim Bobbin Pub on Padiham Road, Burnley. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

“Ideally, we are looking for a local Burnley couple to run the pub and create a good social atmosphere.”

The Tim Bobbin closed at the start of 2020, just before the pandemic hit and saw hospitality become one of its biggest casualties.

A popular venue, the pub underwent a significant and major refurbishment in 2015, which returned it to its original four room layout. The pub boasts open fires, a trade kitchen, garden and large car park.

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The former coach house is named after the author of Lancashire dialect poetry John Collier who used the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin. The building was originally a small farm whose address was “Burnley Ridge” but, like many other similar buildings, it became a pub, possibly sometime in the 17th Century.

Anyone interested in the role of managing the Tim Bobbin is asked to contact the brewery by email at [email protected] or ring 01937 832225 or by post to Samuel Smith Old Brewery High St, Tadcaster LS24 9SB.