Settling in at Stafford Arms

New landlady, Sarah Wilson, at the Stafford Arms, Scholes.
New landlady, Sarah Wilson, at the Stafford Arms, Scholes.

Sarah and Richard Wilson, who moved in on St David’s Day in March, are settling in to their new life at the Stafford Arms at Scholes.

The pub had been closed for several months before the enterprising couple took it over in a bid to save their local.

As former regulars in the pub they were dismayed by its prolonged closure and de- cided to give the place a new lease of life.

The original plan was to install a manager but Sarah has been running the pub while Richard keeps tabs on his engineering company, Willow Valley Engineering in Brighouse. The couple have teenage twins, James and Laura.

“We are juggling things and everything seems to be going well,” said Sarah.

The beer garden, fully cleared and spruced up with flowers and planters, has been packed with drinkers during the good weather.