LIFE can be a rollercoaster of emotions and running a pub can prove to be just that.

The past few years have been a challenge, especially at the Lord Longworth in Oswaldtwistle but things are now looking good for the owners.

Name of the pub: Lord Longworth

Address of the pub: 6-8 Thomas Street, Oswaldtwistle

Landlord/landlady name: Jordan Kelly and Jade Walsh

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

The pub has been in our family for three years

Bar staff and their names: Jordan, Jade, mum Rose Kelly who has retired but helps out when needed, Natalie Taylor, Shelby Donnelly and Rhiannon Walker

Is food served? Is so, what’s on the menu?

Not yet

Is there a beer garden?

Yes 15 tables with a capacity of 90

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

No, but we have a pool team

Most popular drink served is:

Carling, San Miguel, cocktails (sex on the beach and then tropical twist)

Most memorable moment at the pub:

The days restrictions got lifted, everyone was in high spirits. The sun was shining, the beer garden was full to capacity. We were working again and our loyal staff were back. It was a very happy house again.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Cheap Tuesday, bingo Wednesday, DJ and karaoke on Friday.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

We had all our windows smashed in the first six months of opening costing us hundreds of pounds to replace. Then recently we have had break-ins with wages stolen along with other items which has cost us £2,000. Also Covid-19, another challenge was to close the pub and for both of us to lose our incomes. We really struggled to pay the furloughed staff. The grants that were promised we never received until the Lancashire Telegraph helped with it.

The best thing about running a pub is:

Seeing everybody having a good time. The atmosphere in the pub whether it is bingo night or disco night - everyone is having a great time

The worst thing about running a pub is...

You are never off work when you’re off work. They need change, more beer, or something isn’t working or the till is broke.

The perfect hangover cure is... Hair of the dog, if you are immortal. McDonald’s and a Fanta if not.