Last orders for Hyde town centre pub

TAMESIDE has lost another pub as an establishment in the heart of Hyde has served its last customer. 

The Owd Joss, on Market Street in the town centre, had announced last month that it would cease trading on March 9.

A post on the pub’s Facebook page said this was “due to the brewery selling the premises to a local businessman who doesn’t intend on it remaining a pub”.

Owd Joss pub in Hyde

But another update shared on Monday (March 4) by landladies Leanne and Morgan Lloyd said it was “with sincere apologies” to customers that the pub “won’t be open again as of now” and a planned leaving party would not be taking place.

They added: “We’re going to miss you all and thank you for all your support in the time we’ve been running it.

“We have made some of the bestest friends and amazing memories.”

The premises had been given a new lease of life under new management, with regular live music and tribute acts performing at weekends.

It had previously closed temporarily in 2020 when Tameside Council suspended its licence after a man suffered brain trauma in a vicious assault and people were caught drinking there until 7am during lockdown.

Licensing chiefs agreed to let the pub operate when a new manager had been found, with stricter conditions.

The pub was previously called the Last Orders, with the renaming to Owd Joss understood to be after the large bell in the town hall clock, which was bequeathed to Hyde by Joshua Bradley – a former child worker in the mills who later became the town’s Mayor.

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