Heartbreak as Tipperary Inn customers share memories after closure announced

The Tipperary Inn
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The closure of a popular Warwickshire pub that has shut permanently due to 'economic challenges' has sparked sadness among readers. Many have voiced disappointment at the news the Tipperary Inn will shut amid hope it will come back one day.

One woman even said it was where she began dating her husband. Others said they loved to go there, and there is now worry over what might become of the site, which is well-known to drivers in the area and famous farther afield.

The Tipperary Inn in Balsall Common recently served Italian-inspired dishes but was formerly well-known for its British classics like fish and chips - and it has a long history. It was reportedly where the famed wartime song 'It's A Long Long Way to Tipperary' was written - although this is debated by others.

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One of the Tipperary song's composers, Harry Williams, lived at the pub before the First World War. It was then reported that soldiers adapted the song.

Pub directors Angelo and Vlad revealed news of the closure. They expressed their 'sincerest gratitude' for the support they've had from customers over the years, and said they are 'truly grateful' for the memories they have shared with locals.

Many people expressed their devastation online, with one hoping its 'put up for sale' for 'someone else to make a go of it' and added: "We can’t just allow pubs to keep converting to other uses because one operator can’t make a go or the current climate isn’t right."

Another said: "What a shame. We enjoyed the good food and friendly atmosphere - we shall miss you."

Readers took to the CoventryLive Facebook page for the news of The Tipperary Inn closing. Nicola Glaze said: "Had a lovely Italian meal there not long ago. Such a shame."

Paul Mitchell said: "Cracking place and good food. Just hope it reopens and doesn’t become a housing estate."

DavidM said: "Possibly it could thrive as some other business, but it's kind of out of the way." while Amanda Lovett added: "Always wanted to visit, but it's such a long way."

It holds special memories for many. Madeline Walker reminisced about the time she visited the pub for a first date with her future husband.

"Went on my first date with my future husband here," she said. "We'd known each other for years and after a friend finally got us together we finally had our first kiss as we left that night."

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