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Osbaldeston pub’s new owners are familiar local faces
A TRADITIONAL pub in Osbaldeston is going from ‘strength to strength’ under new family ownership.
The Bay Horse, in Longsight Road, has been officially taken over by Peter and Helen Knowles after the previous owners suddenly pulled out of the business.
Helen, 37, has been a regular at the pub for the past 20 years and previously lived in Mellor with her husband.
Two of their sons, Martin and Kingston, also work in the pub.
Helen, who works in the pub full time, said: “I’ve got deep roots at this pub and I know it very well.
“It just made sense for us to take full ownership of the pub and the local reaction has been great.
“It’s great running a small country pub like this and I really enjoy it.
“This was a great opportunity for us and there was no way that we were going to turn it down.
“One of the best things about a pub like this is that you see the same faces all the time and you can really get to know the local community.”
The couple, who have four children, are currently planning a grand opening which they hope will be finalised soon.
They have been stamping their mark on the pub and are set to reopen the traditional ‘tap room’ in the next few days.
Mike Jepson, Thwaites’ area sales manager, said: “The Bay Horse has been an established part of the Thwaites estate for a considerable period of time and is a huge part of daily life here is Osbaldeston. Helen Knowles has been a friendly face to hundreds of regulars over the years and we’re delighted that she will be in her role as landlady for a long time to come.”
The pub holds disco and karaoke nights every week alongside open mic nights and is also planning on becoming a regular host of live mucis over the coming months.
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