EACH week we put the spotlight on local venues in our Pub of the Week feature.

This time we have spoken to Sean Forshaw about a well-known Oswaldtwistle pub which has just undergone a makeover.

Name of the pub

White Bull

Address of the pub:

166 New Lane, Oswaldtwistle

Landlord/landlady name:

Sean Forshaw and Erika Kuti

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Few months, been a chef for 20 years running pubs, restaurants and hotels across North West

Bar staff and their names:

Max, Eleanor, Callam

Give us some history about the pub

We have Just had a refurbishment. Making it a bit more family friendly and homely. We are more premium with the offering compared to other pubs in the area. It makes us a destination venue for special occasions but we also cater for casual drinkers or a quick stop for a burger and a sandwich.

The reaction to our refurb has been great and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. People dine with us and re-book at the end of the meal for the following week.

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

Yes,we have few light bites, pub classics and an a la carte menu which all changes frequently.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Is there a beer garden

Yes to the side.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

No. We are more of a food led pub

The Most popular drink that we serve is:

Moretti, 13 Guns

Most memorable moment at the pub

Mother’s day – was one of the busiest since we opened and everyone left happy

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Not at the moment but we are planning a special Jubilee weekend with live bands and afternoon teas

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

The rising prices across the board from utilities to cost of food suppliers.

It’s difficult to balance out the selling point as if we go too high customers don’t return and too low we don’t make money

The best thing about running a pub is

Speaking to and knowing people from the community

The worst thing about running a pub is..

The long hours.

The perfect hangover cure is...

Bloody Mary