The Crooked Billet in Worsthorne village on the outskirts of Burnley had been struggling under its previous owner Punch Taverns, so much so it was placed on the market in 2011.
Alison Leigh and Paul Miller purchased the pub in March 2012 and today 17 months on it is a shining example of a thriving traditional Freehouse community pub.
Alison has worked in the pub on and off for well over 20 years and therefore knows the workings of the pub like the back of her hand and the customers who frequent it.
There is now a superb range of cask ales, 8 altogether with three from the local brewer, Worsthorne and two from Timothy Taylors, plus Tetley, these being permanent fixtures on the bar. Prices are from just £2.30 per pint.
A fine selection of clientele frequent the pub including church groups, mountain bikers, walkers, a weekly Spanish Class these are just to name a few, as well as the friendly regulars from the village and beyond.
We have won CAMRA pub of the year 2013 and Burnleys Best Pub 2014, a great achievement.
It is a true traditional pub, still serving ale in barrel glasses (upon request) and serving simple pub grub at weekends and Bank Holidays, pie & peas and hot beef sandwiches for only £3.00.
The investment and hard work has paid off and we now have a community asset to be proud of, come and see for yourselves…