Good Times: New town centre pub set to open

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A new Brighouse town centre pub will open its doors on February 27.

The Market Tavern in the middle of the Brighouse outdoor market and the former warehouse for Brayshaw’s Butchers and then of Andrew Jones Butchers has been transformed into a Real Ale House that will be dog friendly.

The premises were purchased and then tastefully converted in the past year by fish and chip shop proprietor Gary Blakeley.It will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays then open Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 10pm and Friday to Sunday from noon to 10pm

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge it’s the weekly jam session followed on Friday night by The Cover Up. Live music on Saturday evening is with Glam Fever and on Sunday night the Rockin’Deke Rivers and The Jitters will be on stage.

It’s another big music weekend at Jeremy’s as Rachel Bray and her team welcome on Friday night Black Tiger from 9.30pm. On Saturday evening The Yum will be performing and on Sunday afternoon you can listen to the acoustic set from Scott Olgard

On February 27, from 8pm at Millers Bar, Halifax-based covers band The McCarrons will be appearing. They will bring Indie, Britpop, Ska, 60’s, 70;s, 80s and 90s music to life at the venue

The three piece band say they are influenced by British rock and indie from The Beatles all the way up to Brit Pop and beyond.

There are limited spaces at The Holiday Inn for their Macmillan Cancer Support charity ball which they are holding on February 27. It will be a night of live music and dancing, a three course dinner and fundraising. If you fancy grabbing a last minute ticket contact the hotel on 01484 404500.

Craig Atkinson from The Hove Edge Bowling Club has been in touch after seeing last week’s celebration column and wanted to say that the club’s membership is thriving along with a growing bowling membership and competitions that attracts teams from throughout the Yorkshire area.They also have function nights and theme nights and coming up on March 5 they have an Irish band. As well as having snooker teams in the Brighouse League, the club also boasts BT sports and they have a function room for hire to members and non-members to which they can also provide catering. Craig, my telephone number is at the top of this page, please keep me and my readers informed.

Apologises to Maxine Maragh at the Rock Inn at Upper Edge, Rastrick, as it was wrongly reported last week in the column that the pub had closed.

Maxine, who has been at the pub for seven years is still going strong and she has found the winning combination between a good pint and her Caribbean cuisine. They have a quiz night every Friday and karaoke on Saturday evenings.

Matt Parkinson has been in touch in regards to his pub The George on Commercial Street. He is now personally running the kitchen and informs that the new menu is proving really popular with customers returning again for their home cooked food.

This weekend they have their usual run of entertainment with Derek on Friday and Thom on Saturday. Reggae and Ska band The Elements will be performing at the pub on Sunday, February 28 February from 5pm.

Natalie Hayton at The Duke of York, Shelf, had her first week last week as a Steak House and the transition could not have gone any better. Live music is booked at the pub for February 27 when Incision will be performing music from the likes of the rolling stones and Oasis plus other covers from various popular bands. Functions are also taking off at the pub after rave food reviews and the new set buffet menus are going down well.