Congratulations to Natalie Hayton at The Sun Inn, Rastrick, who has won the sealed bid for the purchase of the pub.
“We won the bid and now we have forms to fill in; it’s a bit like when you buy a house but we should have the ‘keys’ by September 19,” confirmed Natalie.
Since taking over at the pub back in June, Natalie, with assistance from her family, gave the pub an overhaul with professional cleaners, a lick of paint and a general tidy round outside and in the beer garden.
“Now we know the pub is ours we can really start to move forward. I want a pool team, we have a dominoes team who want to come back to the pub, and I would also like to look into a darts team as well as a pub football team and why not a cricket team with having the redundant Badger Hill pitch out the back,” added Natalie.
To celebrate the good news, Natalie will hold her first cider festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
“I went to a cider festival and they had cider boxes, similar to wine you get in a box, but bigger, and they were on ice, and so I have ordered these from the brewery to try,” she said.
“If it is nice weather we will have an outside cider bar in the beer garden over the Bank Holiday weekend.
“If not they will be served in the pub.”.
Tonight (Thursday) the popular quiz has a roll over of £100 up for grabs.