Address: 99, Chorley Road, Adlington, Chorley
The Farmers' Arms dates back to the mid 1850's, the building (now demolished) dating back further and unsurprisingly, it was originally a working farm. The first landlord worked a variety of trades, recorded as a shop keeper and beer seller in 1861 and then tailor in 1871.
Listed landlords at the pub were William Hall (1861-71), Joseph Holding (1881), Joseph Worsley (1891), George Booth (1901), Martha Booth (1911), Mr J Brooks (1916) and Martha and Sidney Gillett (1960's).
Adlington (and District) Lancashire (1991) by MD. Smith
Further detailed information and history of the Farmers' Arms can be found via the following link to the Adlington and District History Blog.
|Lancashire Evening Post 05 January 1916|
My aunt Ethel Gillett [nee Ainscough] was landlady of the Farmers Arms in the 1960's, some of that time with her husband Sydney....was very small inside. The hallway had 3 rooms coming off it. The one on the right had the bar in it. The room on the left and the room at the end of the hall were for sitting in Think one was called 'the snug'!
Julie - Adlington Anderton & Heath Charnock Community Forum (2006)