Address: 5a, Market Street (previously Bear Lane), Adlington
The White Bear Inn has been a part of Adlington life since the early 1800's and whilst some hold the view that it was named after the White Bear railway station in Adlington, as evidenced by the press cutting from 1939 below, the reality is that the station was actually named after this Inn nearby, not opening until 1869. This is also confirmed when looking at Adlington on the 1849 map below: -
The following link provides additional information regarding the railway station.
The location of the Inn is now on Market Street but during the early to mid-1800's the road was actually called Bear Lane. The earliest reference I can find to the White Bear is on the Standish Directory of 1824.
Listed landlords at the White Bear were Robert Greenhalgh (1824), William Baron (1841), William Rigby (1851), Thomas Anderton (1855-1861), Thomas Eccles (1871-81), Edward Eccles (1891), Joseph Farnworth (1901) and Thomas Massey (1911-25).
|Preston Chronicle 18 January 1851|
|Preston Chronicle 17 December 1853|
|Preston Chronicle 02 September 1854|
|Bolton Chronicle 06 January 1855|
|Bolton Chronicle 06 December 1856|
|Bolton Chronicle 11 February 1860|
|Preston Chronicle 27 November 1861|
|Preston Chronicle 10 December 1870|
|Chorley Guardian 21 December 1872|
|Chorley Guardian 18 October 1873|
|Chorley Guardian 20 June 1874|
|Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 01 May 1880|
|Preston Chronicle 17 September 1881|
|Lancashire Evening Post 23 October 1905|
|Lancashire Evening Post 23 June 1925|
|Burnley Express 05 August 1939|