Landlord takes on second Harle Syke pub

Chris and Maxine Toothill outside the Hare and Hounds

Chris and Maxine Toothill outside the Hare and Hounds

First published in News

ONE of Harle Syke’s most popular pubs has reopened four months after it closed.

The Hare and Hounds, in Burnley Road, has been taken over by Chris Toot-hill, who is also landlord at the Sun Inn, across the road.

The pub reopened in time for the Christmas per- iod, and Chris said he had taken it over because its closure was affecting the Sun.

He said: “It had been cl-osed for four months and we were noticing it was having an effect on the Sun.

“A lot of people come up for a night out using both pubs and, with one closed, not as many were doing that.

“The Hare and Hounds is more of a family pub and does bar snacks, while the Sun does sport and live music, so they complement each other well during the night.There are four pubs and a club in this area and they all seem to be doing fairly well.

“There is a good pub community in Harle Syke.”

The pub started doing bar snacks again last Sat-urday, and is also now doing a carvery on Sund-ays.

Chris said: “It was a rush to get the pub sorted ready to open for Christ-mas, so we haven’t had a chance to do much yet.

“We’ve started the bar snacks again now, and we’ll be doing the carvery every Sunday in the rest-aurant.

“We will also be looking to use the restaurant for functions, such as parties and weddings.

“We’ve had a good resp-onse so far since we re-opened. It was quite busy over Christmas, although New Year was quieter with a lot of people hav-ing house parties.”

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10:19pm Fri 3 Jan 14

mastergx says...

We'll done Chris, I don't drink or eat in this area but well done for such a positive, brave attempt at keeping your original business afloat. All the best and I hope you make double the profits that you used to make.
We'll done Chris, I don't drink or eat in this area but well done for such a positive, brave attempt at keeping your original business afloat. All the best and I hope you make double the profits that you used to make. mastergx
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