Phil Ward has called time on his year at the Junction Inn, Rastrick, and is moving to the Red Rooster at Brookfoot which is in the same pub group.
Ward, who has strong work connections in Cumbria and social ones in Blackpool, introduced music nights and open mic sessions at weekends and a popular curry night on the last Thursday of each month, following an extensive renovation and make over of the pub. “I have really enjoyed my time at the Junction and met some very nice people who I am sure I will see again as they pop into the Red Rooster for a pint or two,” he said. “I do hope my successor keeps the momentum rolling here and adds to it in their own style. I leave on Thursday evening and take over at the Red Rooster the day after so busy times ahead.” This weekend at Jeremy’s they have another packed music weekend with The Savages on Friday night from 9.30pm, followed on Saturday night by Taxi for Wilson. The Sunday afternoon acoustic from 4pm comes from Matt Baxter.
Tonight (Thursday) at The Calder, it’s the weekly quiz with Jonny and Matt. There are prizes galore including the chance to win up to £500! It starts at 9.30pm. The Friday Floor Fillers from 9pm every week sees DJ JC playing the best in Dance, R’n’B and all your favourite club classics then on Saturday its Party through the decades with DJ Russ. On Sunday it’s the Sunday Funk and Soul from 7pm with DJ Charles Craig every first Sunday of the month.
This weekend at The Old White Beare, Norwood Green, they are hosting their third annual beer festival from Friday through to Sunday. There will be over 30 real ales to choose from, a large marquee will host bands and a choice in food will be on offer.~ On Friday they have Colour Blue on stage from 8pm, on Saturday Tom Waterworth will play from 3.30pm and Funk-Tion are on from 7.30pm. On Sunday they have Carly & Nic on stage from 2.30pm and Mick Brown of the Psychoslinkies from 5pm. This Sunday at the Rastrick Bowling & Social Club they are hosting the Rastrick Big Local Fun Day. The events are from 12 noon until 5pm and include a bowling and snooker competition, face painting and a bouncy castle, plus market stalls with cards, candles and books. Hot and cold food will be served all day. Then at 5pm a live band Manhattan Project will play on an outside stage.