New landlady Nikki Borza who, along with husband Tony and their children, has taken up residency at The Prince Albert.
Nikki took over and has wasted no time in getting settled in after being made to feel very welcome by the locals.
Moving from Bradford, this is Nikki’s first pub having done relief work and DJ work in the licensed industry in the past.
Currently the Prince Albert aka The Pop Inn, is in liquidation but Nikki is hoping once all this is sorted she will become a permanent fixture.
Nikki talked about how she arrived in the Waring Green district of Brighouse,
“I was a full time mum before the pub and my husband has his own decorating business, Attention to Detail Painters and Decorators. I didn’t get chance to view the pub prior to coming in. I was just offered it and here I am.
“I had been looking for my own public house for the last twelve months.”
The pub previously had no entertainment but Nikki has sorted this and now there is a packed week.
She is hoping to get a pool table installed and join the league. On Wednesday they have a weekly quiz which starts at 8.30pm and has a cash and beer prize. Thursday evening is Find the Joker.
Friday and Saturday evenings, 7-11pm, it is disco and karaoke time, and on a Sunday, which is proving very popular, they have Kami Kazi Karaoke. On a Sunday evening they also hold a meat raffle.
On August 24 there will be a family fun day with bouncy castle and barbecue plus live outside entertainment.
Nikki continued: “I’m really enjoying myself, and I have been made to feel so welcome and it’s nice that the old regulars are returning. We certainly get some characters in here and it’s great!”
Weekend of music attractions
At The Barge tonight Suicide Blonde will take to the stage, followed on Saturday evening by Silence. The Sunday night live music will come from Audible Silence.
This weekend at Jeremy’s at The Boathouse, Vital Statistix will perform on Friday from 9-11pm. On Saturday, Hutch will be on stage from 9pm. Sunday afternoon’s acoustic session is from Hannah Rei and Sebastian from 4pm.
Marsha Jones at The Old Ship Inn is holding a coffee morning at Brighouse Methodist Central church on Saturday, August 23, from 10am until noon in memory of a young Gambian man, Malang Tito, who was tragically caught in crossfire whilst travelling through Libya. “I have known and helped Malang and his family for over 10 years. All monies raised will go towards Kotu Stream Infant School in The Gambia,” she said.
This Sunday from 4pm at the Beck signed singer/songwriter Ryan Spendlove will be performing at the pub. He has been at The Beck twice in the last 12 months. He is currently appearing at festivals up and down the country.