Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Bentley's/Chester Moonshine's/Revolution

The former Bentley's premises pictured in April 2012 after it had closed down as  Buffet King. Copyright Google Street View.

John Willies furniture store stood on the corner of Bradshawgate and Great Moor Street for many years until it was sold for conversion into bar premises. It opened as Bentleys in May 1988 [1] but underwent numerous name changes over the next 20 years or so. At various times it was known as Chester Moonshines, then in 1999 it became the Revolution Bar, part of a chain of vodka bars best known for offering multiple different flavours of vodka. 

There was one further change of name when it became an all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant named Buffet King. By 2011 that had closed and at the time of writing the premises were still empty.

[1] Bolton Beer Break, published by the Bolton branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, Summer 1988 edition.

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