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Higherford pub gets new lease of life

BRIDGE BOOST: Keith and Carol Murray who have taken over at the historic Old Bridge Inn pub in Higherford

BRIDGE BOOST: Keith and Carol Murray who have taken over at the historic Old Bridge Inn pub in Higherford

 

KEITH and Carol Murray have taken over as tenants at one of Pendle’s historic pubs - the Old Bridge Inn in Higherford - and are determined to encourage more people to go there.

They were previously at a village pub near Oswaldtwistle but are enjoying being at The Bridge.

The number of people attending it had gradually waned in the recent past so Keith and Carol have plans to get more people to go there, including older people.

It is now open and it hosts a pool event on Wednesdays, a music quiz on Sundays, and a general quiz on Thursday evening. There is also the chance to play bingo and raise charity cash for Pendleside Hospice.

And there is a Mature Citizen Club which is aimed at residents aged 55 and over. They are invited to share their vast experiences, watch films and documentaries and learn new skills like computing and the internet.

Keith said: “We are going to try and knit the community back together. The MCC meets during the day once a week. We are also hoping to get a darts team as well.”

There are other attractions in the Bridge. For instance, there is an open fire you can sit near to, and you can also meet Keith and Carol’s friendly pet dog, Lucy.

Opening hours are 4pm to 11pm Monday to Thursday, 3pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 11pm on Sunday.

Bridge owners Robinsons provide their usual beers at the pub, but they have also given the go-ahead to sell guest beers from other brewers in the pub.

 

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