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Golden Cup, Hanley
Old Town Road
June 2008

In June 2008 Hanley's The Golden Cup Inn was been given Grade II listed
status after a five-year crusade by local conservationists and ale lovers.

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see more info on Listed Buildings

see more info on Old Town Road

a "walk" down Old Town Road

The end of an era?

There is no single reason for the decline of the local pub, there are many contributory factors: loss and erosion of the communities that underpin the trade of the local; decline of industry and the spread of unemployment; greedy breweries and pub company landlords screwing their tenants to the point where they cannot make a living and move on; the rise of the ‘pub chain’