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28 March, 2020

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The Wizard Inn, located next to the National Trust car park on The Edge, looks set to close.

A Facebook post this morning stated: “If you’ve not already heard our lease has come to an end after 21 years and The Wizard will be handed back to the National Trust.

“The future of the premises is not know.”

The post added: “Our last trading day will be Sunday 9th February. Food will be served until 4pm and Gypsy River will be performing one last time from 5pm so come and join us for our closing party. All welcome.”

In a statement, the National Trust said: “After around 22 years our current tenant has decided to end their tenancy of The Wizard Inn at Alderley Edge and so the pub will close on Sunday 9th February.

“We are very sad to see the tenant go, after all these years of working with them.”

 

What will happen to the pub?

 

A spokesperson for the National Trust explained: “The pub building was given to the National Trust along with 130 hectares of land in 1948 and we will be retaining our ownership of it.

“The buildings future use has not been determined and we will be working out exactly what is next, however the intention is that the building will be accessible to visitors in the future.”

They added: “The building will be closed for a time while maintenance work takes place, but The Wizard Tea Room will be open as normal and continue to serve their delicious daily food offer.”

They continued: “Alderley Edge is a popular place and attracts around 300,000 visitors a year.

“It is a very significant site and the long-term ambitions focus on better conservation of the woodland and archaeology, protecting the site against the effects from climate change and to help people to explore and understand its extensive history. ”

 


Stay tuned to So Cheshire for further updates.


 

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