Charity Pub2Pub Walk 2015

Pub2Pub Charity Walk 2015

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.”

Pub2Pub Charity Walk 2015Gail’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.

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Burnley’s Best Bar

Burnley's Best BarJust before Christmas we were voted as Burnley’s Best Bar by a reader vote in the Burnley Express.

A big thanks to everyone who voted for us

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.”


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My Worsthorne with Alison Leigh

My-Worsthorne-LT-22Jul2013“PUB landlady Alison Leigh, 45, bought the Crooked Billet pub in Worsthorne 16 months ago. Before this, she worked at the pub for around 20 years and has lived in the village for 30 years.”

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

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Real Ale Pub of the Year 2013 in Burnley

LT-CAMRApuboftheyear2013Toast to success Celebrations at real ale pub of the year

“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


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Go on, give us a tune

Crooked Billet Folk NightSESSION 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

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Pub wins perfect pint gong


In November 2012, we won the Carlsberg Gold Award for outstanding beer quality. Click the image to the right to bring up a large readable version of the article in the Lancashire Telegraph.


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