New lease of life for Pack Horse

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AFTER several years of uncertainty over its future the former Pack Horse, Southowram, has a new lease of life as a bar and restaurant.

Bharat and Kapila Parma have breathed new life into the Pack Horse by creating an Indian cuisine restaurant in one half and keeping a bar lounge in the other.

The Christmas and New Year period has really seen the place bounce back to life after two months of refurbishment and the introduction of a modern kitchen.

Bharat and his wife Kapila assisted by their sons Dharmesh and Eilesh.

They have covers for 20 people to dine six days a week and they also offer a take away menu.

The only day they are closed is on a Monday apart from Bank Holidays and the opening times through the week for food and to relax in the bar are Tuesday to Friday, 4pm to 11pm and then on Saturday and Sunday, 3pm to 11pm.

They have eight lines on the bar for beers and lagers and are planning to introduce real ale real ale.

Dharmesh said word was spreading further than the village and they had now started to entertain people from across Calderdale and beyond.

All the preparation, cooking and bar/cellar work is undertaken by the family themselves

“We have created a venue that provides a vibrant setting under one roof for all to enjoy, socialise and celebrate with friends and family,” said Bharat.

“If people fancy a small appetizer to complement their drink or maybe a pre-drink before strolling across to the Welcome Indian bar and restaurant for a meal then we can provide that..

“We have made the décor more modern, homely and warm and we would like the people of Brighouse to join us and see for themselves.”

Bookings or takeaway ordfers can be made on 01422 254011.

Starters are priced from £1.95 to £3.95, specialities on the main menu from £6.95 to £7.95 and all main courses are served with two chapattis or boiled rice, which may be upgraded to nan or premium rice dishes with price difference.

There are also chef’s specials, Balti, Biryani, Karahi and Jalfezi priced from £5.95 to £7.95 and again with upgrades.

The Parmas have also ensured that the signage and lighting of the building is eye-catching yet tasteful.