Landlord comments on online rumours about pub

A departing pub landlord has moved to dispel rumours which are circulating online.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 1:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th December 2017, 2:00 pm
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A number of Facebook posts claim that the Barley Mow in Wingerworth is about to shut.

However, landlord Tony Quigley told the Derbyshire Times this afternoon: "The pub isn't closing.

"We're moving on but it'll be under new management soon, hopefully by this time next week."

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In addition, there are online rumours that the pub may become a Co-op food store.

Mr Quigley - who has been the pub's landlord for seven-and-a-half years - said: "I don't know where that's come from but it's wrong.

"It won't be a Co-op food store - it's staying as a pub."

"We can confirm that there is no truth in the claim," the company's spokesman said.

People are advised not to post 'fake news' on social media; instead they should come to trusted sources for information.