THE manager of the Swan Hotel in Tarporley has re-installed the old pub sign but there is growing concern over the venue’s future.
Cains brewery, which owns the traditional inn, erected a “garish” new sign at the pub in June. Villagers and parish councillors wrote numerous letters to the brewery complaining that it was “cheap” and not in keeping with the village.
In the same week that the brewery went into administration, the sign was removed and replaced by the old pub sign.
The Swan manager, David Parry, said: “It was us that decided to take down the sign, we did it for the people of Tarporley, because of the negative public opinion about the sign.”
Full story in the Country edition of Friday’s Chronicle.