Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Sun at Clun to close

The Shropshire Star reports that the Sun Inn at Clun is to close.

This is bad news because, as I argued in a recent House Points, the traditional pub was the bastion of the sensible drinking that we all want to see.

Greg Mulholland has long been campaigning to save pubs, and his analysis of their decline agrees with that of the commenters on the Star website: it is largely the fault of the companies that own the pubs.

It is also sad for me because the Sun is the first Shropshire pub I ever stayed in.

Later. The Sun appears to have opened and closed again since this posting was made.

Even later. And it has reopened again!


Steve said...


The Sun re-opened April 2nd 2010 for drinks and food. Accommodation will be available after the letting rooms have been refurbished.

Best regards,

Jonathan Calder said...


Please to hear it! Good news for a change.

Andy Boddington said...

The Sun at Clun is fully open. Its great!