All set to sail at the Old Ship

New landlady at The Old Ship Inn, Brighouse, Marsha Jones.
New landlady at The Old Ship Inn, Brighouse, Marsha Jones.
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Marsha Jones is settling into her new role behind the bar at the popular Old Ship Inn in Bethel Street.

Originally from Norwich, Marsha has lived in Yorkshire for the past two years and took over at the Old Ship in September - but reminds herself of home with her love of Norwich City FC.

Having a career with the DeVere hotel company, Marsha worked as a sales and marketing manager and later, after leaving the chain, held the same position at the Black Horse in Clifton village.

Taking on the Old Ship is leading Marsha in a new direction as this is her first public house.

“I have settled in well and have been made to feel very welcome.

“I love the community spirit in Brighouse and I am now working closely with the Brighouse Business Initiative and we are joining in with the Victorian Market weekends offering mulled wine and a mince pie for £4,” she said.

A ghost walk has also been planned for December 7, again organised by the BBI and the night will finish with hot food being served at The Old Ship Inn.

Tickets are £6 which includes your supper and you can also find out more at

At present they serve pie and peas at the pub for just £2.95 but Marsha tells me that the kitchen will re-open in the new year and that there are lots of plans for 2014.

On Friday week, December 6, the pub will have its official launch night from 7.30pm onwards.

There will be a free buffet and live music from the Revelator Band.

There will be a magician in attendance, and in fact it will be herself as she is a member of the Huddersfield Circle.