A CLOSED-down Widnes pub has 'unexpectedly' come back onto the property market for almost £300,000.

The Beehive Inn, off Halebank Road, has been listed on the market for £295,000.

It was shut down by police in 2021 over 'persistent unacceptable behaviour and Covid-19 breaches,' before being closed down 'indefinitely' the same year.

The pub was listed on Rightmove by its owners in January 2023, but it has now been relisted just one year later.

In June 2021, Widnes Police announced the pub had been closed indefinitely following numerous complaints to Cheshire and Halton Police’s licensing team.

These complaints varied from disorderly conduct, Covid-19 breaches, drug-related activity, and underage drinking.

In the most recent incident before the pub was closed, police attended the scene and found drug-related paraphernalia, as well as a machete and sledgehammer.

The ‘licensee’ of the pub was also found drunk behind the bar, with police finding multiple Covid-19 breaches.

When it was shut in 2021, Chief Inspector Becky Stokes, head of Widnes Local Policing Unit said: “I hope that this result provides reassurance to the local community and serves as a warning to those who have a significant detrimental impact on the quality of life of local residents through illegal and anti-social behaviour.

“The behaviour of both the licensee and the people visiting the premises has been totally unacceptable and I have no doubt that the closure will make a real difference to the local community.

“This has been a fantastic team effort and I would like to thank all of the officers involved in the closure, along with the brewery and local community for all the support that they have provided.”

The description for the pub reads:

  • Closed traditional public house
  • Three trading rooms, 
  • Two-bedroom flat
  • Outside trading areas and car park
  • Adjacent to a major new housing scheme

The Beehive Inn is for sale for £295,000, and enquiries should be directed to Fleurets.