Stuart and Melanie Blackledge will be moving into the pub at the end of September and are looking forward to a new life in the area and becoming an important part of the community.
The Hyndburn Restaurant and Bar will have a real family feel and, as parents of three children, Melanie and Stuart know what it takes to deliver great food for kids at great prices.
Stuart said “We intend to be among the best food pubs in the area, with a real focus on delivering a ‘great pub - great food - great price’ experience for our customers. This opportunity allows us to combine two passions - a love of quality food and also excellent service.”
Prior to their taking on the lease of the Hyndburn Restaurant & Bar, it had been closed for a year. Thanks to their hard work and a joint £340k investment with Star Pubs & Bars, Stuart and Melanie have put the pub back on the map. Trade is now buoyant with the couple regularly serving meals for around 350 over a Saturday and Sunday.
Since opening, the couple have started running a pub quiz on a Thursday and created a cocktail bar for Winter months, which is proving popular with regulars and people holding celebrations at the pub. They have also just started opening for breakfast seven days a week, from 9-11am.
Stuart explained: “Opening for breakfast was something we had always planned. But we’ve been so busy, it’s only now we’ve been able to draw breath and do so.”
“We love living here and running a pub. It’s been a change of life but we and the kids really enjoy being at the heart of the community.