IT’S that time of the week when we celebrate some of the finest places where you can socialise with family and friends around East Lancashire.

We have headed to Oswaldtwistle to find out about The Britannia Tap and Grill - a well-established pub and restaurant near the border with Blackburn.

Name of the pub

Britannia Tap and Grill

Address of the pub:

Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3RJ

Landlord/landlady name:

Sean Forshaw and Erika Kuti

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

6 months

Bar staff and their names:

Callam Hart

Give us some history about the pub

Originally a farmhouse, later turned into a public house called “the Britannia Inn” 2018 big refurb. 2023 changed its name to Britannia Tap and Grill

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

Dry aged steaks on a real coal BBQ, classic pub food, bar nibbles

Is there a beer garden

Yes to the rear

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

We have a pool table

Most popular drink served is:

Poretti, Madri, Staropramen

Most memorable moment at the pub

It would have to be our first fundraiser with East Lancashire Hospice. We raised £1,200 in a few hours towards a great cause. We are hoping next year to do much bigger events for local charities.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Yes, three live acts each month

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

Rising costs across the board. Low margins, every business is feeling the pinch no matter what industry

The best thing about running a pub is

Meeting new people, training the next generation of hospitality workers

The worst thing about running a pub is..

Long hours, no free time

The perfect hangover cure is...

Bloody Mary

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