Negotations to reopen Falcon pub in Huntingdon

PINTS could soon be pulled and supped in one of Huntingdon’s oldest pubs.

PINTS could soon be pulled and supped in one of Huntingdon’s oldest pubs.

The Falcon Inn in Huntingdon’s Market Square, has been closed for two-and-a-half years and there was concern that the building was falling into disrepair.

However, the owner Punch Taverns has carried out essential repair work to the 400-year-old grade II listed building (work that has seen the pub slide down Huntingdonshire District Council’s ‘at risk’ register) and is now negotiating about the future of the pub.

Negotiations are being carried out by the Spirit Pub Company - a company that is currently being de-merged from Punch Taverns.

A spokesman for the Spirit Pub Company confirmed that there had been interest in the Falcon.

“We are in negotiations with a potential lessee, who has plans to invest in the Falcon and run it as a pub,” she said.

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Spirit currently includes the brands Chef & Brewer, Fayre & Square, Flaming Grill and the Original Pub Company among its brands.

A campaign to save the Falcon and re-open it as a pub has gathered significant support in Huntingdon after being set up by campaigner Faye Linnell.

INFORMATION: To find out more about the campaign, search ‘Save the Falcon’ on Facebook, or sign the online petition at

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