Photo-a-Day (Monday, 27th February, 2012)
Had a few meals in there, the last one was when one of our party asked for a glass of water and was told they could buy a bottle at the bar.
Not a good advert.
The very last Christmas dinner I had with my Dad was at The Owls... he passed away just three weeks before we were to go back and spend another Christmas with him :-(
I've heard of this place from members of my family that live in Wigan. I suppose it used to be a pub. Apparently very good food also. By the way nice photo, and what is the display case about
Ive never noticed that stone looking glass fronted box before.
Had many a nice evening at the owls, really good atmosphere, but have to agree with Ken R, being told to buy a bottle of water at the bar, is really not good!
I would like to know about the display case like Derek...whats is it about ?
I had a good meal at the owls; a few years back.John Gee was the owner then,Idont know if he still do;s. Good photo Brian.
The items in the display cabinet look like the glazed terracotta biscuit ware ornaments that were popular a while back, isn't one a chef and the other a pig dressed like a butcher complete with pork pie hat, they housed kitchen items such as wooden spoons etc.
iv'e lived in wigan all my life and i travel up to standish quite a lot but iv'e not got a clue where this is?
I was on my way to Worthington Lake so I called in to have a closer look and I will reveal all on Wiganworld forums.
I got told the owls use to be the Rectory for St wilfrids many years ago.
Re buying a bottle of water; a new mandatory licensing condition was introduced by the government on 6th April, 2010, it states licensed premises must ''ensure that customers have access to free tap water so that they can space out their drinks and not get too intoxicated too quickly'' it was introduced to help prevent binge drinking (not suggesting that the member of your party is a binge drinker Ken), it is a criminal offence to fail to comply, don't pay for it next time.
The Display case looks like a stone water trough what cattle or horses drink out,turned on its side ,nice photo Brian.
think this building was added to the old Rectory about 1972 .
they should knock this down and use the stone to rebuild St Catharines in Scholes
My brother works here and it's owned my my sister in laws grandfather. I travelled home from Australia for my brother's wedding here and it was lovely. It's a beautiful building on lovely grounds and a must visit for lunch or dinner when in Standish.
Ask for water and you will get some, we did.