Locally and nationally, it would seem, pubs are dropping like flies. A week or so ago I caught wind that The Hussey Arms in Brownhills had closed suddenly. A large, 1930’s roadhouse, the inn is a handsome building stood in it’s own land on the edge of Brownhills Common on the Chester Road.
Ever since I was a kid, the Hussey has had a succession of owners and rebrandings – just about everyone has had a go with it, Ansells, Holts, Spaghetti Factory – but despite the attractive appearance and pleasant position, the establishment has never seemed to reach it’s full potential, always seeming half asleep.
A few weeks ago, the pub remained shut with a notice about technical problems on the door. When I passed yesterday evening, at a time when any bar should be filling with boozers, diners and the early doors crowd, the Hussey remained closed.
I hope this pub isn’t lost. Anyone having further information, please comment here. We’ve lost enough watering holes, please don’t let another go.