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Royal Oak Hotel, Chorley, Lancashire

Picture source: Adrian Smith

The Royal Oak Hotel was situated on Market Street. Following closure, part of the building was used as The Tut'n'Shive.
I worked behind the bar at the Royal Oak in 1979, when David Mallileiu and his wife Christine were managers.  Andy Sterling, who was a long standing manager during the 1980's and 90's came to work with us, a young lad fresh from the Royal Navy. 
The letting rooms upstairs were no longer used as such, but there were a few functions held in the ballroom upstairs (which I think had a sprung dance floor!).  Anne was in charge of the Tap Room and Frank was the 'pot man', the dining room was busy at lunch times and a few of Chorley's well heeled ladies used to meet in the American Bar on Tuesdays for a Steak Canadien.  The pub was packed on Saturday lunchtimes, I think there were about four or five of us working behind the bar in the Lounge.  A pint of bitter was 33p!!
Ann Calverley (May 2011)
The Tut'n'Shive has now closed and is now used as a bar called Kinetic. This, in turn, has also closed.
Adrian Smith (October 2013)


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Date of photo: 1971 

Picture source: Richard Richmond

Picture source: Peter Ashworth

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