It’s a sister act at the re-opened Black Bull

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Sisters are doing it for themselves at The Black Bull in the form of Deni and Kayley Drake, who re-opened the town centre pub last month.

The joint venture sees the owners of Kayley and Den’s café, Bradford Road, branch into the pub industry.

“It’s all a bit manic at present as we sell the café business but obviously keep it running whilst opening the pub,” said Deni.

The Brighouse sisters fancied a change and decided to take on the Black Bull with the support of their family and friends.

Prior to opening the pub they did suffer a burglary, but everything is new for customers to enjoy.

Deni added: “We do want to be a food pub but we won’t be cooking. We want to lease the kitchen whilst we concentrate on the bar. We have a handpull pump and we shall soon be serving courtesy of the brewery, Enterprise Inns, Kayley and Den’s Pale Ale.”

The pub is currently opening from noon until late. However in the future when the kitchen is open they will look to open earlier and serve breakfasts. Plans for the future include getting the hotel rooms back up and running.

“We want to bring entertainment back to the pub and for all ages. Disco, karaoke, nightclub nights, bingo. You name it and we will have something on to suit everyone throughout the week,” said Deni.

This weekend they will host their official opening party on Saturday from 3pm with local DJ Darren Beaumont and there will also be a free buffet.

Deni added: “We can’t thank people enough for the support they have shown us.”

Down at the Junction Inn, Rastrick, singer Lee Dawson will provide Friday evening’s acoustic session from 9pm.

Then on Saturday, Age Against The Machine will be on stage from 9pm.

All is now confirmed for the May Spring Bank Holiday, beer, cider and food festival with 24 ales rotating over nine handpulls and a number of ciders from across the country, plus delicious food.

Manager Phil Ward is also organising a fizzy weekend for his ladies when he will unleash a new bar menu and serve them Prosecco.

l Stewardess Kate Smith at Rastrick Bowling and Social Club has been in touch to announce they are hosting a 1940s evening as Grace Lamont Wartime Tribute proudly presents Wish me Luck.

The event will be held from 8.30pm on Friday, June 3 and tickets are £3.

Another date for your diary is an evening of clairvoyance with the well known Stephen Holbrook on Wednesday, August 24.

Tickets in advance are £10 or £12 on the door.