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The Angel Inn
Angel Inn built in 1790 demolished in 1931 Originally known as the Hare & Hounds
The Deerplay Inn
Angel Inn built in 1790 demolished in 1931 The original  George  & Dragon was situated where todays fountain is
The George & Dragon
Angel Inn built in 1790 demolished in 1931 First licence granted in 1576
The Buck Inn
Angel Inn built in 1790 demolished in 1931 Irwell Inn erected in 1868
The Irwell Inn
Angel Inn built in 1790 demolished in 1931 Built about 1818.
The Waterloo Hotel
A small selection of the many pubs Click thumbnail to enlarge
The Crown Inn was licensed in 1866
The Crown
Mentioned in the Brandwood Survey of 1810
The New Inn
Originally known as teh Quarrymans
Joiners Arms
Built around 1859 the Waterworks Inn
The Waterworks Inn
Licensed transfered to the Irwell in 1958
Park Hotel
Opened as a beer house in 1838
Dog & Partridge
As you enter the premises of The Bacup Natural History Society & Museum, the keen eyed visitor will notice the tiled floor which announces you are entering what was once the Hare & Hounds Public House. Within 100 yards of the Hare & Hounds there were a further 10 licensed premises, 20 within 200 yards and 32 within 440 yards. With that in mind it is hardly surprising reports like the following appeared in the local newspaper. On Sunday the 18th April a number of these savages called at a farmhouse in the neighbourhood and asked to be supplied with a quart of milk. The good woman brought them the milk, but before she handed it over to them asked who was to pay for it. The answer was to have the jug wrenched from her hands the milk consumed and the jug thrown to the floor and smashed. Their path next lay through some fields where they passed a young man returning from Sunday school , and as they passed him they tripped him up, causing him to fall heavily on the ground. A little further they met another man who was also returning from a place of worship, and whom they attempted to molest in a similar way. Failing to trip him up they struck him in the face. This assault however was witnessed by Mr James Munn J.P. and Mr Robert Munn who remonstrated with the blackguards. No sooner did he interfere but was knocked down. Mr Robert Munn was also assaulted but this did not stop him capturing one of his cowardly assailants. He was brought before the Magistrate and sentenced to a month in the house of correction for a month. The men, it is stated were all intoxicated”. 1878. On Saturday evening some very serious disturbances (caused in every instance) by Irish people arose at several public houses in the town. Some ruffianly Irish navvies went into the Market Hotel, set upon a young man (an Englishman, of course) knocked him down, and kicked him about his face seriously, and tore the coat off his back. They succeeded in making their escape before the police could be called in. At the Queens' Hotel, several people were assaulted by Mrs Murphy and her son (the latter a powerfully built brick maker) in the tap room with pots and a fender. Another gang went into the Golden Lion and gave the landlady a couple of black eyes, without the slightest provocation.  
Flowers, Todmorden Road