Star set to shine brightly again

Mick and Ruth Parker at The Star
Mick and Ruth Parker at The Star

The Star at Bridge End re-opened last Wednesday with Mick and Ruth Parker now running the show.

Mick is originally from Leeds and wife Ruth is from Cork in Southern Ireland.

After seeing the pub online the couple came to view the property and decided they wanted the pub with the extra draw being that they would take the lease on and be their own boss.

They have plenty planned as they have over 30 years experience in the industry.

In the next fortnight real ales will be available, and they have introduced entertainment on alternate Fridays and they will have a disco and karaoke one week and a live act the week after. They are also looking for darts and domino players.

Mick has had pubs in Lancashire, Scotland and Wales and more closer to home-The Royal in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury. The no-nonsense landlord is a former rugby league player and is looking into installing Sky Sports and BT Sports etc into the pub.

Having been in the pub a good fortnight before they re-opened, the couple got stuck in giving the one time thriving hostelry an extensive clean and have already decorated half of the pub giving it a fresher look and will soon move on to the pool area.

Ruth is also planning on introducing a works tea time special.

The function room is unavailable at the moment while they also give it a good clean, but once up and running it will be available for hire and the couple are also thinking of treating it like a working men’s club with having the main pub just for drinkers and using the function room for putting on various forms of entertainment on a regular basis.

Children are welcome with their parents and guardians. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 4pm-close, Saturday and Sunday noon-close.

Top music acts hit the town

Brighouse Sports Club at Russell Way are hosting their first club social event of the year with a Tamla Motown and Soul night on Friday, February 27. The fantastic live duo Richie Enrique and Calvin Ross will be performing and putting on the disco. Tickets are £6, which includes pie and pea supper, and are available from the club.

Tickets are on sale at Rastrick Bowling and Social Club for their Peter Kay Tribute evening on February 21. Tickets are £5 per person where singer Emma Dale will be supporting. They are also selling tickets for their St Patrick’s Day event on March 14 when the Paddy Wackers will entertain. It is £10 a ticket, and as well as the entertainment you will receive a free pint and an Irish Stew supper.

This Saturday evening at The Sun Inn, Rastrick, they have a guitar/vocalist performing from 7.30pm.

Landlady Natalie Hayton informs me that he is a top act and has travelled all around the UK performing top hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, T-Rex, The Beetles and many more.