Good Times: Carl and Caroline settle in at Star

Caroline Ellam & Carl Robson at The Star.
Caroline Ellam & Carl Robson at The Star.

This week’s Good Times column features a round-up of the latest news from The Star, The Greyhound, Jeremy’s and The Barge.

The Star

For the past month the Star at Bridge End has been under new management.
Carl Robson and Caroline Ellam have come from the Broomfield at Cleckheaton and up until Monday of this last week they were juggling both pubs until they handed the keys over!
Despite being in the Star for the past month, they only opened their doors a couple of weeks ago as they needed to give the place a good clean as well as sorting out the gas and electric.
Carl is a former kitchen cabinet maker and Caroline a housewife.
Carl has worked in pubs for several years and they had the Broomfield for the past four.
Having only been in a short time the couple are still planning big with the pub’s kitchen having a clean up and in the future will serve pub grub and bar snacks.
The function room is under a massive clean up and Carl has already re­laid the flooring that had been pulled up.
“We are glad that we have been able to retain the pool team.
“As for the rest, we will be listening to what the customers want and will organise things from there,” added Carl.
In the meantime they have got karaoke every Friday and Saturday with DJ Sparky and DJ Stead.
The pub is opening from 12pm everyday.
Carl and Caroline welcome customers old and new.

The Greyhound

After mentioning in last week’s Good Times that The Greyhound was back open, we are pleased to welcome Darrel Walker to the area.
Coming from the Black Horse, Thornton, Bradford, which he has run for the past 18 months, Darrel came to view The Greyhound and liked the feel, even though it was closed at the time. He said: “I got the feeling this could be a nice community local pub.”
If any pool or darts players are interested, Darrel is looking to put teams together.
The pub is also offering a full sports package and will be showing all top sporting events on its screens.
Entertainment will be brought back to the pub.
At present he has karaoke on a Saturday and this Saturday evening, DJ Jay will be at the pub.
Then the following Saturday, Phil DJ will be at the pub.
Listening to his customers, it looks like the popular quiz night may return.
The cask ales are in operation and the permanent is Thwaites’ Wainwrights and there is a rotating guest ale.


This Friday at Jeremy’s they have the ever popular Storm playing rock and pop covers.
Then on Saturday its the return of Three Men and a Man.
They will be playing pop and funk.
On Sunday from 4pm it’s the acoustic sounds of Laura Erby.
Coming up on Saturday, September 26, they are holding a fundraiser at the bar in aid of the Danny Jones Fund in memory of the Welsh rugby league player who played for Keighley Cougars and died earlier this year of a heart condition, leaving behind wife Lizzie and their twins, now eight monthsbold.
The popular local band The Stolen recently reformed will be playing supported by The Duvets. Entry is free and there will be a raffle and donation buckets for those wishing to contribute.

The Barge

The jam session this evening is with the Psychoslinkys. On Friday evening The McCarrons will be on stage, followed on Saturday by Later Ron. The Sunday evening live music is from Wayne Gee.