“I loved my visit to this welcoming and friendly pub.” says Mark.
MORE than £900 was raised by a charity walk for Pendleside Hospice.
The Pub2Pub walk was in aid of the Gail Simpson Memorial Fund which now aims to raise £50,000 for the hospice by autumn.
Around 110 walkers attended the event which took in a six-mile circular route taking in the Crooked Billet at Worsthorne and the Kettledrum Inn at Mereclough, Cliviger. The novelty was that walkers had the choice of starting at either pub and then took refreshments at the other pub en route.
One of the walkers was former Burnley manager Stan Ternent. The now head of recruitment at Hull City said: “It was a great day and everyone had a fantastic time. We were blessed with some fabulous weather.”
Gail’s husband Alan said: “I think Gail was looking down on us to bless us with some perfect walking weather! I would like to thank everyone who took part and made it such a successful day. We hope to make it an annual event.”
Gail, of Smithyfield Avenue, Worsthorne, died of ovarian cancer last November aged 61. Pendleside Hospice costs over £3.8million per year to run of which over £2.8million has to be raised by local contributions.
Paul Miller and Alison Leigh receive their Burnley Bar of the Year award certificate from the Burnley Express.
Take a look at the Burnley Express article with our Crooked Billet Best Bar 2014 Certificate here (pdf)
Just before Christmas we were voted as Burnley’s Best Bar by a reader vote in the Burnley Express.
Please have a look at the full Burnley Express article by clicking here (pdf file)
And landlady Alison Leigh said she was absolutely delighted when we broke the news to her. “That’s brilliant, we have such a lot of support in the village and people come here from all over.”
Discussion with Alison, click the image to see a larger version.
“I like the fact that it is a village and the pub is the hub of the community”
As published in the Lancashire Telegraph 22nd July 2013
“CHEERS One of the best places for a celebration is a pub and at the Crooked Billet at Worsthorne regulars toasted landlady Alison Leigh and husband Paul Miller, centre, as the watering hole has been named as real ale organisation CAMRA’s Burnley pub of the year.
Presenting the award is John Webster, chairman of East Lancashire CAMRA.”
As published in the Lancashire Telegraph , Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Read the article in the Burnley Express, 13th July 2013 by Mark Briggs
“A true, local community boozer, is how I would describe the pub ….”
“It’s so good to see a once ailing pub now thriving in the area…”
SESSION Frank Wood, Dave Middlehurst, Dave Grimshaw, Alex Lowden and Mark Tudor hold a folk music session at the Crooked Billet in Worsthorne. The open mic night is held on the second Thursday of each month from 8pm.
Published in the Lancashire Telegraph, Saturday 11th May 2013
Read the excellent article on the Real Ale Up North Blog.
“A couple who packs more ‘punch’ than the previous owner!” starts the page long article about the Crooked Billet.