Yates Wine Lodge: Blackpool's once popular South Shore pub hands its licence in

A Blackpool pub which closed its doors to the public in March this year has now surrendered its alcohol licence.

By Shelagh Parkinson
Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 4:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 7:23 pm

Yates Wine Lodge on South Promenade shut down on March 19, with a Facebook post saying it was with "deep sadness that we are closing our doors forever tonight."

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Blackpool's Council's licensing department confirmed the venue's alcohol licence was surrendered in May, with no new application currently submitted for the premises.

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The former Yates pub in South Shore

The venue, which was owned by the Stonegate Pub Company, is listed as sold with a price tag of £900,000 on the website of Manchester-based agents Fleurets.

The building, which boasts art deco features, is locally listed by the council meaning it considered a community asset and has additional protection in planning terms.

The Facebook post in March added closure "wasn't an easy decision to make. It's truly been an our honour to serve you all at Yates Blackpool South and we've made memories that will last a life time!!"

Yates continues to have a presence in Blackpool, with a pub on Market Street in the town centre which replaced the former Talbot Square Yates which burned down in 2009.

That site is now home to a Premier Inn and Cookhouse Restaurant which opened in May 2021.