WE are putting to put the spotlight on top venues around East Lancashire in the Pub of the Week feature and this time we speak to Jordan Hunt at the Heys Inn, Oswaldtwistle.

Name of the pub

The Heys Inn

Address of the pub:

52 Stonebridge Lane, Oswaldtwistle

Landlord/landlady name:

Jordan and Joanna Hunt

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

9 years

Bar staff and their names:

Caitlin, Joe and Rob

Give us some history about the pub

I was 22 when I took the pub on, Joanna joined me a month later. We’ve transformed into a pub known for the best live music. Both original and covers bands whilst still maintaining a traditional community pub vibe.

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

No, we’re a wet led pub with the best pub snacks!

Is there a beer garden?

It’s tiny, and more of a yard than a garden but it’s an absolute sun trap and very popular.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

We have dominoes teams and pool teams

Most popular drink served is:

We have a wonderful range of beers but our best sellers are Heineken Ice Cold, Amstel along with our stunning collection of Cask Ales and Theakstons Mild.

Most memorable moment at the pub

We’ve had many memorable moments in the pub. Ranging from the Euro semi-final last year to wedding receptions for our favourite customers to the live performances of Chris Helme from The Seahorses, Nigel Clark of Dodgy, Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and Tom Hingley from Inspiral Carpets.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We do! We have Sky and BT Sports showing all the live games and racing as well as live music most weekends with the North West’s finest acts coming to play for us.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

It’s been tough financially since reopening after lockdown, topped with the growing overhead costs and general price increases we wondered how long we would remain operational. We have been truly overwhelmed by the support from our customers and the true sense of community gives us confidence that The Heys Inn isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

The best thing about running a pub is...

The people! From the customers, to the staff, to the musicians and technicians, We love meeting people from all walks of life.

The worst thing about running a pub is...

Calling last orders.