WE have chatted to the landlord of another East Lancashire wateringhole in our Pub of the Week feature.

The Albion in Clayton-le-Moors has had a £80k refurbishment and we have spoken to the landlord Daniel Bowerbank about their success.

Name of the pub

The Albion, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors,

Landlord:

Daniel Bowerbank

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Seven months

Bar staff and their names:

Daniel, Alicia, Alex, Megan, Abbie, Kristen, Tamzin, Emma, Mollie, Trudie, Ellie and Kerry

Give us some history about the pub

Our customers have told us that the pub used to be the official half way point of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal until it was extended. Barges used to stop on the towpath and under the pub were two stables for horse and carts to ship cargo around Accrington and surrounding areas. We are a 16 minute walk from the famous Accrington Stanley home ground.

Is food served?

At weekends we have fresh Clayton Park Pies

Is there a beer garden

Yes a newly-refurbished one that overlooks the Leeds- Liverpool Canal

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

We have one darts team and two pool teams

Most popular drink served:

Birra Moretti

Most memorable moment at the pub

Euro 2021 final. The atmosphere on the night was electric and how pubs used to be.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

All live sport shown across Sky Sports, BT Sport, Sky Sports Racing and Amazon Prime. A weekly good old pen and paper quiz on a Thursday starting 8pm. Our weekly Albion live music Fridays start at 8pm. Weekly Sunday Karaoke starts 7pm.

Have you faced any challenges?

We took on the pub during Covid restrictions on limited numbers, and the staff worked well during this time. The industry is still catching up on ensuring stocks are delivered.

The best thing about running a pub is

We are a community-orientated pub and pride ourselves on great customer service. Our customers are the best part of the pub, we have our regulars and new ones and the atmosphere is getting back to how people remember it.

The worst thing about running a pub is..

Finding the balance between family time and running the pub.

The perfect hangover cure is...

Hair of the dog and a good chat