Eddie Geater, owner of the Red Rooster at Brookfoot, is to return on Friday week, December 9 to take over the reins from Phil Ward who has done a sterling job in building the trade back up since moving down from the Junction Inn, Rastrick, earlier this year.
Eddie and his former wife, Claire turned the Red Rooster into a real ale pub to some tune and then continued on to build a good portfolio of other pubs across the West Yorkshire region.
Phil is moving to the Shears on the main road down from Hightown towards Liversedge and hopes some of his regulars when passing will call in to see him.
“This will be my last pub before I retire and it is right in the area where a lot of my relatives and friends live,” he told me.
“I know a lot of people will be shocked as I leave my fifth pub in the last three years but all in far better shape than when I moved into them.
Eddie and his partner Lisa are keeping on the staff so there will only be me missing and if anybody knows how to run a successful pub then its Eddie.
“My impending departure has been very amicable and everything is in place for the Christmas festivities and it should be a good month.
I hope those who have supported me at the Junction and since then at the Red Rooster will pop in before I leave.”
Brighouse Sports and Social Club
The Brighouse Sports and Social Club at Russell Way are hosting a Christmas Party Night on Saturday, December 10 and have a few spaces remaining. Priced at £18.95 per head for a four course meal with DJ!Also tickets are now on sale for New Years Eve when they have FunkiFive on stage, a five piece Motown, Soul, Disco and Funk band.
Tickets are £15 per adult and children ages 12 plus are welcome priced at £10. It also includes a hot supper and they are going quick!
The Crown in Lightcliffe Road, has reopened after being closed for well over six months but the once thriving and tremendous pub under former professional sportsmen Don McEvoy and later Geoff Crowther looks `tired’ and is need of a major overhaul by the pub group that owns it.
Jeremy’s at the Boathouse
This Friday night at Jeremy’s they have local popular rock band Storm on stage from 9.30pm.
Saturday evening it’s the Laura Erby Band and on Sunday the acoustic set comes from Kinga.
Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge it’s the weekly jam night plus it’s a free pool table.
On Friday evening Helter Skelter will be on stage, followed on Saturday night by Wild Turkey. On Sunday night it’s the Ford Valley Wranglers.