Good Times: Dressed to impress at Halloween party night

Halloween at Jeremy's at the Boathouse
Halloween at Jeremy's at the Boathouse

l Rachel Bray and her team at Jeremy’s were dressed to impress last Friday as they went all out to host their first Halloween party at the popular bar and eatery.

“Everyone made an effort, the live music was brilliant and the special Halloween cocktails went down well. It was a great night and one we will repeat,” said Rachel.

This Friday they have live music from Helter Skelter who are the ultimate party show that incorporates the very best of rock, indie, Brit pop and pop from the 60s to the present day.

On Saturday, Rock and Roll Outlaws will take to the stage playing classic blues rock. The Sunday afternoon acoustic from 4pm will be with Ric and Carly.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Calder it is its weekly quiz from 9pm with Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo and a cash jackpot of a staggering £670.

On Friday they have DJ Jason playing the best in RnB and dance. Then Saturday is DJ Russ playing all your favourite party tunes from the 60s to the 00s in is Big Blow Out.

This is the pub’s last night before it shuts for a major £250,000 refurbishment before re-opening on Saturday, November 29. Manager Steve Richardson hopes to see everyone for the party.

l It’s the weekly jam session this evening (Thursday) at The Barge which is hosted by Stuart from One Eyed Jacks. On Friday it has Chicago Joe and the Soul Divas followed on Saturday evening by Empress. Sunday night’s live music comes from the Roadhouse Rebels.

l Rick and Maggie Starkey at The Roundhill will be starting 2015 with a bang after receiving full planning permission to extend the premises.

The popular cosy pub has an old barn attached which is where the couple plan to knock through and open up with a proposed balcony area which will look out onto neighbouring Rastrick Cricket Club.

“We don’t want to lose the feel and atmosphere we have created over the past several years at the pub we only want to enhance it,” said Rick.

l After only four weeks the Clough House at the top of Rastrick has shut once again. Cath Kenyon and partner Les Saunders left at the end of August after 11 months at the helm and building a fantastic reputation for its food. However they reported that having received no support from their pub group over the drinks prices they were not prepared to carry on and the pub closed for a short while.

While not having chance to then meet and feature the new managers, it appears we were too late and once again the closed sign is on at the pub.

l Another pub that seems to have had a two week flurry is The Star at Bridge End. The pub, which is owned by Mike Smith, more famously known as the owner of Mike’s Carpets and his lively TV adverts and has Mr Smith’s pub at Batley, had been shut since Sam Keating and his family departed earlier this year.

l Smoke signals and the tom tom drums have been seen and heard around the Brighouse area after the Robin Hood has been reduced in price to any takers.

The freehouse is now available to any takers at £130,000.

l You may curse for having it pointed out that there are only seven weeks to Christmas but if you have not planned anything yet for the festive season, landlord Paul Haydock at the Armytage Arms is to the rescue.

He has a festive menu with three courses for £11.50 that includes prawn cocktail, roast turkey and Christmas pudding. If you are arranging a large group get together there are party platters for £10.49 with a choice of festive, American or Indian platters.

They also have three course celebration menus for £12. The special menus will be served on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.