Three Merry Lads Lodge Moor: Popular Sheffield local shut down and repossessed by pub company

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A notice placed in the window confirmed the lease has been ended at the Sheffield venue

A popular Sheffield’s pub’s car park has been sealed off and closed after the building’s owner took over the building.

The Three Merry Lads, on Redmires Road, Lodge Moor, is now shut down, with legal notices on the window, after the company which owns the venue took action.

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Orange coloured, heavy duty, barriers have been placed along all along the entrance to the venue’s car park to prevent any vehicles getting on the site, and there is now no sign of life inside the venue, which is one of the highest pubs in Sheffield, at around 300m and on the way towards the Pennines.

A notice on the windows, from a firm of solicitors stating it is represents freehold owners Punch Partnerships , states that the landlord has re-entered the premises, in accordance with the lease which had been on the building.

Three Three Merry Lads in Lodge Moor has been closed and now is repossessed. Photo: David Kessen, National WorldThree Three Merry Lads in Lodge Moor has been closed and now is repossessed. Photo: David Kessen, National World
Three Three Merry Lads in Lodge Moor has been closed and now is repossessed. Photo: David Kessen, National World | National World

It stated: “As a consequence of the re-entry, the lease is forfeited, and the premises have been secured.”

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“No one can legally enter the premises unless they have been given authorisation by the landlord,” it added.

Another notice stated that the previous pub manager had been given a deadline to remove all their possessions from the pub, which has now passed, and that anything that was still there would be disposed of ‘in the appropriate manner.”

The pub’s owners, Admiral Taverns, have been contacted for comment.

A review in The Star last year described the Three Merry Lads as having long been a favourite with Sheffield walkers and people out with their families.

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It added: “You can enjoy a pint and a meal looking out over amazing views, sitting inside or out.

“There’s plenty of room at outside tables on their terrace or grassed area, where there are a few pieces of play equipment for little ones.”

Dating back to 1836 The Three Merry Lads is said to have got its name from the Marsden family who named the pub after their sons.

It is one of two well known pubs sitting high up on Redmires Road on the way out to the Redmires dams. The other, The Sportsman, recently re-opened after a period of closure following the death of its former landlady.

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