Natalie hopes Sun will shine

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New Landlady Natalie Hayton at The Sun Inn, Rastrick, will know her fate this week as the pub’s future will be confirmed.

The pub was up for sale when Natalie re-opened the Sun Inn on June 13. However, last Friday Natalie, along with another interested party, put their sealed bid into the brewery with the outcome to be known at some point this week.

“I am hoping my bid has won and I have got the pub, although the other party that has put a bid in is just an investor and has said they would be happy for me to run it, so we shall have to wait and see,” Natalie said.

On first coming into the pub almost six weeks ago, Natalie, along with mum Christine Barraclough, set to and had the pub professionally deep cleaned as well as painted.

“We were working 15 hour days to get the pub up to scratch, which included a full day cleaning the lines then cleaning them every day for a week so we knew the beer would be right. Usually you only clean the lines once a week.

“The customers have commented on the taste of the beer and how clean the pub is,” Natalie said.

After working at the Junction Inn, Ogden Lane, Rastrick, for almost ten years on and off, Natalie is known around the area and has soon built up trade, especially a nice busy tea-time drinkers’ group.

“The regulars have been very supportive,” added Natalie.

Working at Pheonix Pressings, Brighouse, as a press operator, Natalie decided it was time for a change and to do something she had a passion for.

“It all happened really quickly. My mum and I came to view the pub and had the keys within a week,” she said.

Tonight (Thursday) at the pub it is the weekly quiz, which is hosted by local and regular Donna White with a music quiz section hosted by Natalie’s step-dad Steve Barraclough.

Then on Friday night it is the weekly karaoke, again hosted by Steve.

The family venture means that experienced Natalie is now training mum Christine on the day-to-day runnings of the pub.

Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 4pm, Friday open from 3pm and Saturday and Sundays open from noon.

Good Times will bring you more news on The Sun Inn outcome next week.

New manager hosts charity day

l The Prince Albert, or also affectionately known as ‘The Pop Inn’, at Waring Green, is under new management with Nicky Borza at the helm.

Nicky took over at the pub on July 11 and will this weekend, on Saturday, host a charity event to raise monies for Overgate Hospice and Macmillan Nurses.

The fun will start from noon and there will be a bouncy castle, barbecue, tombola and cake stall, a make-up pop-up shop plus a karaoke disco and the prize on the raffle is a signed Huddersfield Town football. Please bring your own Tipex if you support another team and win! All are welcome to support the event and meet the new manager Nicky.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Calder it is the weekly quiz, which has a new higher jackpot of £600! It all starts from 9pm.

On Friday evening it is dance and R ‘n’ B with DJ Jason and Saturday night is cheesy party classics with DJ Russ.

On Sunday, there will be another Soul on Sunday session with the DJ playing the best of Northern Soul and Motown from 3pm until 9pm.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the weekly jam session is with Mick from the Psychoslinkys. On Friday night it will be Big Time Charlie on stage.

Saturday evening’s live music was still to be confirmed at the time of going to press but Sunday evening’s entertainment will come from the Roadhouse Rebels.

l This weekend at Jeremy’s at The Boathouse they have live music on Friday night from the Pac Band. Saturday evening Afterglow will take to the stage and the Sunday afternoon acoustic session is from Rich Wright.