We love to shine the spotlight on local venues in East Lancashire to socialise with family and friends in our ‘Pub of the Week’ feature.

This time, we are heading to Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley to find out more about the secrets of the success at Keystreet.

Name of the pub


Address of the pub:

49 Lowergate, Clitheroe

Landlord name:

Phil Knight

How long have you been the landlord for?

27 years

Bar staff and their names:

Beverley Knight and son Ben King

Give us some history about the pub

Was originally Cross Keys which was a very traditional pub. It is an old venue and we have ghosts as an added extra, ha ha. Our local historian has much information with reference to this.

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

We have private functions for food and use all local suppliers including Cowmans Sausage Shop, Alpes Butchers, Mansell’s Cafe and Francesco’s Pizza .

Is there a beer garden


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams


Most popular drink served is:

Gin, wines, premium lager and traditional ales.

Most memorable moment at the pub

We have had too many to list but we have had many famous musicians played at Keystreet such as Denny Laine, Jerry Donahue, Pete Tork, UK Subs, Eddy and The Hot Rods, Ed Tudor Pole, Derek Forbes (original base player Simple Minds)and Bruce Foxton (The Jam).

Do you have an entertainment line-up?


Have you faced any challenges within the industry

Yes. The costings and to keep going due to the hospitality trade at this time.

The best thing about running a pub is...

The lovely customers who become friends. Family friendly plus their dogs are welcome. Customers leaving happy and returned custom.

The worst thing about running a pub is...

Cleaning the loos

The perfect hangover cure is...

Tea and toast or a good olde full breakfast.