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The Bowling Green pub to close on Friday

Okell's Inns blames 'extremely difficult trading conditions'

The Bowling Green pub on Derby Road, Douglas, will close its doors for the final time on Friday (2 December).

Okell's Inns have also confirmed all members of the Bowling Green team have been offered new roles across the organisation.

Steven Taylor, Managing Director of Okell's Inns said: "Despite our best efforts to keep all of our pubs running, the extremely difficult trading conditions we are experiencing, have forced us to make this difficult decision.

"Built in 1873, the Bowling Green pub is steeped in history and has a loyal local following.

"The closure is especially sad for us but, unfortunately, the pub has struggled for some time and the recent challenge of further excessive running costs and skills shortages in our industry have forced this decision. 

"With our Rosemount pub being in very close proximity, we hope that we can offer a warm welcome there to all of our Bowling Green customers.”

The Bowling Green customers are invited to a closing party on Friday (2 December) as "a gesture of appreciation for their loyal support over the years".

Manx Radio has approached Heron and Brearley for comment.

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