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Queen's Tavern

Name: The Queen's Tavern

Address, 6, Preston Street, Chorley

The Queen's Tavern is a distinctive building standing on the main road into Chorley from the north and is opposite the Parker's Arms Hotel.  It is pictured above in 1978 when it was still a tavern but is no longer open for business today.  Following closure it was reopened as a Chinese Restaurant for a while but that has now closed too and its future remains uncertain.

Listed landlords were John Higginson (1841-51), Henry Kellett (1871-91), William Sharratt (1901), John Abbott Evans (1911), Arthur G Piggott (1936) and Elaine Shirley Urcelay (1982). John Higginson's daughter Mary married Henry Kellett and after John died Henry and Mary carried on the business.

1841 Census

1851 Census

1861 Census

Henry Kellett was living at the Queen's Tavern in the 1861 and 1871 census but is not listed as a beer seller or licensee, rather his original trade as a clogger and also farmer in 1861. Whether or not it was operating as a tavern during this period remains unclear.

1871 Census

1881 Census

At some point in the 1870-1880's the pub was acquired by the Plough Brewery (later known as John Mercer's) in Adlington.

1891 Census

1901 Census

1911 Census

1982 London Gazette Bankruptcy Paper Clipping

The Shanghai Restaurant (Queen's Tavern) 2015

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