At least, RIP in its current incarnation, as the landlord is being pushed out by Greene King.
The Great British Pub Award 2012 Pub of the Year winner has been forced to surrender his lease after his pub company claimed he was a below-average operator.
The Lass suffered badly from the closure of the BBC complex on Oxford Road, but it has still been running some interesting nights and tapping a geeky vein for the last few years. Sadly, my own rotten finances have kept me away from most of the good stuff they did, so I’ve been no help to them.
No doubt Greene King will put a more pliant landlord into the premises and one of Manchester’s most characterful pubs could become another bland bar.