WE continue to put the spotlight on local watering holes and fine places to drink in East Lancashire and this week we have headed to Oswaldtwistle.

We have spoken to Angela Townsend from the Duckworth Hall Inn about their success.

Name of the pub

Duckworth Hall Inn

Address of the pub:

Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle

Landlord/landlady name:

Angela and Phil

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

3.5 years

Bar staff and their names:

Zoe, Faye and Rachael

Give us some history about the pub

We are one of the oldest buildings in the area. We even have a priest hole. The pub dates back over 800 years.

What we feel sets us apart from other places is our friendly team and our loyal customers.

Our customers are frequent faces in the pub, to the point that we have a list of bookings that are automatically booked in each week, at the same time, on the same day and sometimes even the same table. (We have customers that ring in sick!)

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

Yes. Traditional pub food. Our homemade plated pies (cheese and onion, and mince and onion) and our chicken and black pudding main course which is made with our chef’s secret recipe pepper sauce.

Is there a beer garden


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams


Most popular drink served is:

Pint of Theakstons mixed

Most memorable moment at the pub

New Year’s Eve parties are always memorable! New Year’s Eve is it’s mostly for the locals of the Duckworth Hall area. So everyone knows everyone else, so your never stuck for conversation or someone to dance with.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?


Have you faced any challenges within the industry

COVID was an obvious challenge for ourselves and all other businesses. Luckily our brewery were very helpful to us during these times which helped us be able to reopen.

The best thing about running a pub is

Our team are like our family. And seeing local and regular customers smiles each week.

The worst thing about running a pub is...

The hours. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a lifestyle.

The perfect hangover cure is...

A roast beef dinner, a Britvic 55 and sleep.