In today's day and age, many pubs up and down the country are closing down and going out of business for a number of reasons.

Despite this, recent months have seen a number of pubs and bars in Oldham announce they will reopen.

The Oldham Times has selected some of the biggest reopening announcements over the past few weeks.

Long-standing pub saved after doors close

A borough pub which closed down back in March due to rising costs is set to reopen after it was taken over.

The Black Ladd pub in Shaw, which had served Oldhamers for decades and had become known for its eating challenges in recent years, was announced to be reopening after being taken over by new management.

The Black Ladd will be reopening its doors very soonThe Black Ladd will be reopening its doors very soon (Image: James Mutch)

In a social media post in late May, the new management said that the "beautiful pub" could not be "lost forever".

As of late June, the pub is looking to hire new staff and is encouraging people to apply for roles via its Facebook page.

Pub celebrates reopening with party

A pub reopened its doors last month under new management and has been hosting karaoke nights for guests in recent weeks.

The Famous King George was closed for several weeks before reopeningThe Famous King George was closed for several weeks before reopening (Image: Lisa Scholes)

The Famous King George on Hollins Road celebrated its new chapter with a grand reopening party on Saturday, June 15, which involved a DJ and karaoke.

Since then, there have been no shortage of similar nights, while the football has been shown and fresh pizzas are being served.

Old-school pub surprisingly reopens

A pub in Oldham which banned digital devices, swearing and music reopened its doors after a lengthy closure.

The Commercial Inn closed down in 2022The Commercial Inn closed down in 2022 (Image: Google Maps)

The Commercial Inn alehouse on Smallbrook Road and Wrens Nest in Shaw closed towards the end of 2022.

However, news was shared on social media in late May that the pub would reopen in early May, much to the delight of many locals.