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The Universal Inn (no. 71 Boughton, corner of Victor Street) was a Bent's house which, together with the Cheshire Sheaf at the other end of the block (no.70, corner of Fosbrook Street. Both are illustrated below) was demolished and their sites were occupied by a petrol station, which in turn was demolished a few years ago. The closure and demolition of the popular Boughton St. Paul's School just behind has opened the site to redvelopment and the neighbouring Boughton Retail Park was acquired by Waitrose in 2009 and its vast new store opened in November 2014. A pictorial history of the site may be viewed here.

The Universal's licencee in 1934 was Mr H Wilkes. Anybody know of any others or anything else about the place?

universal inn side view

universal inn
Looking down Victor Street from The Universal to the canal and the tall Shot Tower at the Leadworks.

universal inn and cheshire sheaf

Do you have any more information about this pub?

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