Prescot Pub Unsafe after Tuesday Night Fire, Cause Unknown

By on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Imperial Hotel on Bridge Road, Prescot, has been deemed unsafe for forensic investigators following a fire on Tuesday night.

Emergency services were called to the pub, on the corner of Bridge Road and Station Road, at 9.30pm yesterday. Nearby roads were closed as firefighters brought the blaze under control, and the area was reopened at 4.30am this morning.

Merseyside Police report that no one was on the premises at the time of the incident. Police and fire services are looking into the cause of the fire, but a structural engineer says the building is not yet safe for investigators to enter.

The Imperial was still licensed to serve alcohol, although Prescot Online believes it hasn’t been open as a pub for several years.

2 Comments

  1. Harry Doward

    Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    “The Imperial was still licensed to serve alcohol, although Prescot Online believes it hasn’t been open as a pub for several years”

    When it was open the ‘alcohol’ levels in the beer and spirits could have been in breach of trades descriptions!!…shame, used to enjoy a pint in the Imp before getting the train to Liverpool.

  2. Jacquie

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    The Imp was the local haunt of my deceased father-in-law, Viv Kernick. I vividly remember my first time of meeting him after my marriage to his son. We had come from Canada on holiday and drove up to Prescot to be introduced to the family.

    We arrived at the in-laws’ home but couldn’t get on with the introductions with the rest of the family as Viv was still out at the Imp. At closing time he duly arrived home…the introduction is another story! lol

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