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 it is a shining example of a thriving traditional Freehouse community pub. The interior remains as a traditional pub, rare these days, but retains the space for events and the sports.

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. We know and value our customers, we know how to store and deliver beers.

The beer garden is well maintained with tables and benches. It’s a relaxing place to sit with friends.

Alison and Dave at the Crooked Billet

There is now a superb range of cask ales, 8 altogether with three from the local brewer, Worsthorne and two from Timothy Taylor’s, plus Tetley, these being permanent fixtures on the bar.

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 Burnley’s 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, hot beef sandwiches warming soup and roll, all at very reasonable prices.

The investment and hard work has paid off and we now have a community asset to be proud of, come and see for yourselves…

The Crooked Billet (Worsthorne) Limited, registered in England and Wales. Company No. 07902306. Registered address: Innscribe UK,  14 Mill Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, BD1 4AB.

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