A much-loved Bolton pub is set to close its doors this month after being open for nearly 24 years.

The Cotton Kier based at The Valley on Eagley Brook Way will close its doors on September 10 after being in operation since 1999.

Pub goers said the establishment has got ‘for sale’ signs up outside.

And the closure has now been confirmed by the owners, Greene King, stating whilst they are closing all staff will be relocated so staff will not lose their jobs.

A spokesperson for Greene King said: “We can confirm that our final day of trading at the Cotton Kier will be Sunday September 10.

“We are pleased to say we have successfully relocated our team members to roles at our other pubs in the area.

“It’s never an easy decision to close a pub and we would like to thank all our customers who have shown their support over the years.”

Families from across the borough have enjoyed many a meal at the establishment over the years and will be sad to see it go.

One resident who lives nearby in Halliwell said it has been one of their favourite eateries for years.

They said: “My wife and I will really miss this eatery as it has been our first-choice restaurant for several years.”

Whilst another resident said they are shocked.

They said: “I am shocked as the pub was always pretty busy and me and my family enjoyed lots of good meals there.”

Back in 2016, Cotton Kier had a major revamp which included a new look with a "modern colour scheme", booth seating and improved children’s entertainment.

The closure is the latest restaurant to close in The Valley, which was once home to Frankie and Bennys and Spice Valley, which has a restuarant in Horwich.

Late last year, the pub alongside The Red Lion also donated 10,000 toys to 150 different charities nationwide.

The annual scheme, which was launched in 2021, ran throughout December across all 255 Hungry Horse pubs in the UK, with visitors encouraged to donate unwanted toys at designated drop-off stations within pubs.

Kind-hearted customers came together to contribute an incredible 10,000 toys, surpassing last year’s total of 3,000, which individual pub teams then donated to a charity of their choice to help those in need.

At this moment in time, the reason behind the closure has not been shared but the much-loved family pub will close on September 10.

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