In August last year, I wrote about the Blue Bell in Barton near Ormskirk that it had "recently been redecorated and was selling George Wright Nectar and Black Sheep Bitter when we visited. They generally like to have a George Wright beer on sale." On earlier visits, it had been selling a house beer called Blue Bell, brewed for them by George Wright. The pub never seemed to have many customers in, and in February this year I wrote that it had unexpectedly closed. I noticed that it remained closed every time I drove past and was looking increasingly neglected.
A voice in the wilderness
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