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The Bel Air on Wigan Lane
Started by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
Has it closed down ? A friend was trying without success to make an online booking.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1879)  Report abuse
Permanently closed

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse

Posted by: broady (14097)   Report abuse
I think a guy from McAlpines owned it in the 70ís. His name was Murphy ( yes he came from Irelandís)

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
Ireland's what?

Posted by: kathpressey (4818)  Report abuse
Didn't Kris Radlinski own it at one point?

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
I think the property is owned by the Bithell family scrap metal people on Wigan Lane. Anyway Mrs Bithell rented it out but wanted the couple who rented it to keep repairs up, this did not prove cost effective as i think amongst all they did it eventually needed a new roof.

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
Sorry think it may be owner by the Silcocks, well one or the other.

Posted by: peter g (2164)  Report abuse
The Bellingham was bought by Arthur Silcock jud is it the same place.

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
Yes Peter they own it but were renting it out.

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
No. Silcocks don't own it. Arthur Silcock does, or did, as well as the Bellingham.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3068) Report abuse
It as been closed for a while now

Posted by: roylew (3014) Report abuse
Nick du toit and his wife ran it for a while

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
Been told its going to make a comeback as a bistro

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
"'ast any Bisto"?

Posted by: jud178 (242) Report abuse
Is going to open up as a fine dining restraunt.

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
Fine dining, eh.?

Large white plate, a small serving of food in middle of the plate with a 'drizzle' on the empty bits to make it worth eating.

They'd may as well change the name to 'The Bel-End' !

Posted by: jo anne (31932)   Report abuse
Nanajacqui has posted this message over on General:

Someone asked asked about Bel Air, just seen this on Facebook ...

So it is with great sadness, that yesterday Friday 4/May/18, after 10 wonderful years we have left the Boars Head Inn Standish.
However, we are so excited about our new venue ..... 'FORBES at WIGAN'

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse

Only be Wigan laners who can afford to dine there.British prices for dining out are disgraceful,and if you want a bottle of wine they really take the piss.300 per cent mark up the thieving barstewards.Went to Owd Nells 3 weeks ago and prices have doubled in 3 years,wages certainly haven't

Posted by: tonker (19743)   Report abuse
Actually, British prices for 'dining out' aren't too bad. Well, in comparison to France and Spain, nowadays, they're very reasonable!

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
Anybody tried the place yet

Posted by: meleager (75)  Report abuse
I do not think its open yet went passed yesterday Afternoon looked shut

Posted by: nanajacqui (1879)  Report abuse
Seems to be open I've just seen these review
Joanne Thomas
1 review
3 days ago
Waited two and a half hours for cold food and a steak that was unedable. I wouldnt recomend this place.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1879)  Report abuse

Dave Wallbanks
Local Guide ∑ 22 reviews ∑ 191 photos
a week ago
Lovely bar area.
We booked in for a Sunday lunch. Food was ok but not as good. Service was not very good I think the staff are still learning the ropes. In the middle of our meal two really good singers plugged in and performed a set which I enjoyed but which might have been better appreciated in the bar. I felt sorry for them.Another review,we won't be going

Posted by: i-spy (14290)  Report abuse
Hopefully they'll get it sorted

Posted by: roylew (3014) Report abuse
Not sure but I thought I saw someone in there yesterday eating


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