Time to be called on village pub?

A community is concerned about the future of a village pub which is set to stand empty as its owners struggle to find a tenant for it.

Frederic Robinson Brewery has confirmed the Wheatsheaf pub, in Station Road, Dove Holes, will close after its current tenants leave it later this month.

In a statement, brewery chairman Peter Robinson said: “The present tenant of the Wheatsheaf is leaving to take over the tenancy of another of our pubs.

“At the present time, a new tenant has not been found for the Wheatsheaf, which will result in the pub closing until a new tenant has been found.”

Mr Robinson dismissed rumours that the pub may be sold at auction as being ‘absolute rubbish’.

Councillor Jocelyn Street, who represents Dove Holes on Chapel–en–le–Frith Parish Council, said: “I think it will be really sad for Dove Holes if it is going to be closed.

“We don’t want to see it boarded up.”

With the Wheatsheaf closed for the time being the only other pub in the village will be The Queens Hotel, in Hallsteads.

Current tenant of the Wheatsheaf Tina Pace said her last day there would be June 15 or 16 before moving to the Waterloo, in Taddington.

The pub will host a leaving party this weekend.