FIVE “locals” have taken over the historic Hatton Arms pub at Hatton, Warrington.
When the opportunity arose to take over their local, Carl Palmer, Mark Condliffe, Stuart Parkin, Bob Savage and Russ Johnson, jumped at the opportunity.
They now have plans to refurbish the Historic Grade II Listed building, which once also housed the village post office and general store.
They have already resurrected the original “Hatton Arms” name and aim to keep it as a traditional village pub.
The building dates back to the early 1800s and was owned by Lord Daresbury, who used it as his local.
“When the opportunity came along we just had to take it,” said Carl, who is Hatton born and bred and still lives in the village.
“We have exciting plans for the future but our aim is to maintain a traditional pub,” he said
“We look forward to welcoming customers old and new.”
For further details watch this space!