Bubbles flow at Alma menu launch evening

(From l-r) General manager Damien Brierley, with Seafood Pub Company executive chef Antony Shirley, managing director Joycelyn Neve and business development manager Tom Wilkinson (s)
(From l-r) General manager Damien Brierley, with Seafood Pub Company executive chef Antony Shirley, managing director Joycelyn Neve and business development manager Tom Wilkinson (s)

Family, friends, customers and local businesses were thrilled to be one of the first to sample the new menu and surroundings at a Laneshaw Bridge pub.

The Alma Inn, now part of the award-winning Seafood Pub Company, held an official launch evening to celebrate its new menu and ownership.

Guests were given the chance to enjoy tasters from the menu, including devilled crab, mushroom and brown shrimp croquettes and chicken satay skewers with peanut and lime dip, plus complimentary Prosecco.

Damien Brierley, general manager at the Alma Inn, said: “We’ve made some fantastic additions to the menu, and have already had some really positive feedback. The launch evening was a great chance to showcase our new offering to customers, inviting them to share our celebrations, and to toast the future at the Alma Inn.”

The menu consists of dishes such as the Alma fish pie, hake bourguignon and the classic Alma favourite, the trio of beef.

Antony Shirley, the group’s executive chef, said: “We wanted to adapt the menu, freshening things up a little and bringing in some Seafood Pub Company classics, as well as keeping lots of Alma favourites, which we know customers love.”

The Seafood Pub Company has two other sites in Pendle, the Barley Mow and the newly opened Forest in Fence.