Good Times: Makeover time as weather heats up

Youngsters enjoy playing on the climbing apparatus at the Millers Bar
Youngsters enjoy playing on the climbing apparatus at the Millers Bar

Fresh from another trip to The Gambia after yet more fundraising, landlady Marsha Jones at The Old Ship Inn on Bethel Street is keeping the momentum going and is currently having The Old Ship Inn redecorated. It will not interfere with the pub’s openings and it is business as usual.

One for your diary is May 3 when Marsha is hosting a ticket only cheese and wine evening. More information is to follow.

On April 23 for St George’s Day, The Old Ship Inn is celebrating with drinks offers and free bar snacks.

Nelson, the pub cat, now has his own permanent real ale priced at £2.50 a pint for a 3.8 per cent blonde.

In readiness for the forthcoming pool season, Marsha is on the lookout for players to form a new pool team ready for the May start.

More exciting news for real ale drinkers, Marsha is currently working with Black Sheep as one of a few chosen venues to trial various new batches of beer.

“I have batch number 16 and batch number 17 for customers to try and we have feedback forms to fill in and return to the brewery to assist with the creation of new seasonal products,” added Marsha.

Look out for the Shabby Cats - they play live next week from at 8pm at a traditional pub knees-up with customer interaction. See the pub for more details.

l With the weather coming good on Easter Sunday and through to Bank Holiday Monday, The Millers Bar beer garden was packed out and families were enjoying the sunshine while the children were able to try out the new play area with climbing apparatus.

“It’s a great beer garden and the play area for the children linking in with ROKT climbing is fantastic.

“The children have been to birthday parties at ROKT so they knew exactly what to do with the climbing equipment in the beer garden,” said Linda Henbest, whose grandchildren Daniel and Matthew enjoyed the new beer garden facilities.

This Saturday evening the bar has Brighouse’s very own Roger Davies with his album launch. Tickets are priced £10.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the weekly jam session is with the Psychoslinkys.

On Friday evening Rock Solid will be on stage followed on Saturday night by Suicide Blonde.

On Sunday the Black Car Trio will wrap up the weekend’s live music.

l This Friday night at Jeremy’s it has Fiery Biscuits Party rock band playing music from the 60s through to now and guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor all night.

Saturday evening In Echoes will be in the house. The Indie rock band - Sam Cam’s favourite type of music when husband David is not around - is back once again providing some classics from the Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and many more.

On Sunday afternoon the acoustic session from 4pm is with Dave Kennedy and Ian Crabtree.

l The Old Mill on Wakefield Road is running a Seafood Festival up until the 30th of this month.

It is serving the ocean’s finest and you can indulge in its special set menu featuring two starters, six mains and two puddings.

There is something special for every course.

There is also a wine menu to complement each course available to enhance your experience.