They know how to have a good time at Rastrick Constitutional Club (Top Club) and last week steward Harry Redman took a party of his domino players to Bridlington for their annual trip.
Also on board with them were a few members from neighbouring Rastrick Bowling and Social Club, and first port of call was at Kellington Manor Hotel and restaurant for a breakfast.
Harry said: “It’s a priority we call there, as Sue, the landlady, puts us on a first class full English that really sets us up for the day.
“The lads playing the dominoes don’t play in the local league it’s a social thing really and keeps everyone together, just as our in-house snooker event is doing right now until the end of August final and before the Brighouse and District Snooker League commences for the 2016-17 season.
“The snooker is being played over Wednesday and Thursday evenings and if the participants are successful there is prize money from £200 down to £40 as well as some good banter and fun to be had. We tend to lose a few members in the summer months who pop down the road to play bowls at Rastrick BC and Social Club and also up to Rastrick Cricket club to play and watch, but for me that is good because it is helping to keep the three clubs in the village going.”
Harry, who reports they all had a good day in Brid and called in at a hostelry at Boroughbridge for one on the way back, says he has been wondering about retiring.
“I have been here for thirteen years in October and they may want to see a new face behind the bar but right now I will see how things go,” he said.
Fresh from its refurb, landlord Rob Wilde at the Dusty Miller is now serving food six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday and the pub’s entertainment is back up and running.
The pub’s updated website has the full menu plus the Facebook page has all the forthcoming events.
Karl Rowley at The Shepherds Arms brought a new menu to the pub in May and all of June has been lobster month which the diners have been lapping up.
The pub is also in bloom as the Rowley brothers have once again employed the village’s local gardener to do their hanging baskets and planters giving the pub a floral display. “Ian has done a really done a good job, they look fantastic if say so myself,” added Karl. The regulars are looking forward to their annual race trip for regulars on July 26, to Ripon races followed by Big Mallies disco.
Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge they have the weekly jam session followed on Friday by Velvet Glove. On Saturday Suicide Blonde will be on stage and Sunday evening, live music is on the bill but the act is still to be confirmed.