Good Times: Roundhill pub extension on hold

Landlord of the Roundhill Inn, Rick Starkey
Landlord of the Roundhill Inn, Rick Starkey

Had a chat with Rick Starkey of the popular Roundhill at Rastrick and he has revealed the extension into the old barn and the car park across the road has been put on hold until 2017.

Rick said: “We have had a busy time getting The Four Sons up and running just up the road and still haven’t finished there with work going on in the commercial kitchen.

“Looking at things timewise we aim to be starting with food at the end of May. In the meantime we are also sorting the beer garden at The Four Sons which since the closure of the Royal Oak I would say we must have the best view from a hostelry garden for miles around.

“The family have been working hard to consolidate the new business and look after the clientele which has also seen some of our regulars at the Roundhill and former Clough House visit.”

Rick says the Roundhill’s quiz nights on a Monday evening are getting popular with between eight and twelve teams battling away for the prizes. The annual race day is planned for July at Ripon with members partaking of breakfast, then on the coach to the races and then coming back to one of Maggie’s buffets with shirt or no shirt.

The Barge and Barrel, is definitely under way with food Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 2pm. Chefs Carmen and Helena are purchasing their fruit and vegetables from Brighouse Market and are delighted with the quality and price.

At the Junction tonight (Thursday) there is a cheese and wine tasting from 7.30pm.

There will be music both Friday and Saturday this week with Mick Brown of the Psychoslinkys band doing an acoustic set on the Friday and on the Saturday the Replicater Band are due on stage at 9pm.

The Junction’s next curry night is on Thursday, April 28 from 6.30pm.

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge they have LA Fox followed on Friday evening by Empress. On Saturday night 11:18 will be performing and on Sunday night the live music is from Lisa Marie and the Wildcats.

Rachel Bray at Jeremy’s is hosting music showcase on Thursday, April 28.

The event will give brides and grooms to be a unique opportunity to see wedding bands play a selection of songs from their sets. There is even a free glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival.

Music Dedication, who have organised the evening, is run by Rachel’s son James who from the outset of Jeremy’s has helped organise the great bands they have on at the bar.

The venue has also launched a cocktail masterclass. For £15 per person you can learn the tools required from their expert mixologists. You can book by calling the bar on 01484 719819. Tickets for the music showcase are also available from Jeremy’s.

This Friday night they have Wired playing rock and pop hits followed on Saturday by tAbi and Marc playing a mix for all tastes. On Sunday afternoon at 4pm they have In Echos acoustic.