Good Times: Marsha is back behind the bar

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Marsha Jones, formly of The Black Horse, Clifton and The Old Ship Inn has a new pub, The Black Lion at Bramley, Leeds.

It is part of the Admiral Taverns group, which is nominated for pub company of the year, and the pub has undergone a full refurbishment.

Food is available all day everyday and the real ale pumps have been installed this week.

It is a large pub with seating for more than 100 people and it boasts a darts and dominoes team along with Sky Sports channels.

“It’s a new adventure and a very busy local pub, I am relishing the new challenge and would welcome any of my old regulars to call in to see me and have a drink,” said Marsha.

Anthony Smith, who Marsha employed as her bar manager at the Old Ship Inn, has also come on board and has taken the same position at the Black Lion.

Since leaving the Old Ship, Marsha has been working at the Ladyship Mills, Ovenden venue of the Pallet Bar and brewery and organising visits to see the beer being brewed and then sampled, of course.

She has also been along to help out Brighouse Town with some fundraising.

On Friday night at the Barge it has The Pretty Heartbreakers, followed on Saturday evening by Rough Diamond. The weekend’s live music is wrapped up on Sunday night with the Memphis Cruisers.


The Casa has some spaces remaining for its New Year’s Eve celebration in style.

You can welcome in 2016 with the fabulous Las Vegas-themed New Year’s Eve Party.

Priced at £69.95 per guest, it also includes a fizz reception, up-close table magician, three-course meal, live band and DJ until late.

This Sunday at the Railway and Commercial Inn, Jiving Jeff is hosting a week later than usual his monthly rock and roll afternoon from 2pm with all welcome.

Tonight (Thursday) at Jeremy’s there is a soul and motown night from 9pm followed on Friday evening by the Funkside Soul Band.

Saturday evening’s live entertainment is The Fabulous BB Kings and on Sunday from 4pm there is live music from DB3.

Phil Ward at the newly refurbished Junction Inn, Rastrick, has a packed festive season to keep you entertained.

Tonight (Thursday) he has a Christmas darts competition in which you can win a turkey and a bottle of wine plus a cash prize and the new Junction Inn Darts Trophy. The fun starts at 7.30pm it’s £2 per entry with a pie and pea supper.

Then on Saturday there is live music from 8.30pm with acoustic singer Jimmy Dare.

On Sunday the Friendly Brass Band from Sowerby Bridge will be playing between 1.30pm and 2.30pm with free mince pies and mulled wines with all welcome including children.

The Rastrick fraternity, who are in for m ore treats the following week leading up to Christmas and New Year, have only praise for what Phil and his staff are working hard to put on for them and also giving the old hostelry a nice warm feel to it.

He is also seeing members from the nearby Rastrick Constitutional Club (Top Club) and Rastrick Bowling and Social Club calling in to have a drink and participate in his various evenings.

Phil is also talking about trying to encourage those north of the River Calder to come and see the new Junction for themselves and is looking to advertise with brewery backing at Brighouse Town’s Dual Seal Stadium.