WE love to shine the light on top venues to socialise with family and friends in our Pub of the Week feature.

This time we have headed to Rawtenstall to find out more about Bees Knees.

Name of the pub

Bees Knees

Address of the pub:

20 Bacup Road, Rawtenstall

Landlord/landlady name:

Elsa Bagshaw

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

12 months

Bar staff and their names:

Rebecca, Regan and Brittany

Give us some history about the pub

It used to be The Crown before it was Bees Knees.

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


Is there a beer garden


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

Not at the moment but hopefully in the future

Most popular drink served is:

A wide selection of amazing cocktails

Most memorable moment at the pub

My most memorable moment as being the manager is knowing all my hard work has paid off and I get to run the stunning Bees Knees Rawtenstall and meeting new and amazing people on a daily basis

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We have an amazing line-up going towards the festive season. We have some amazing DJs, Karaoke nights, free quiz every Thursday and some great tribute acts joining us in December and January.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

Well my main challenge is having to be so many different people rolled into one. From being a manager to first aider to door lady means there are so many challenges I face but yet I love them all.

The best thing about running a pub is

Would absolutely be getting to know each and everyone of my amazing customers from older customers to new customers, having a space we can all get to know each other and enjoying one another’s company is an amazing thing

The worst thing about running a pub is..

The cleaning up after an amazing night

The perfect hangover cure is...

I’d recommend a lovely little breakfast with a large coffee from one of our amazing little cafes in Rawtenstall centre.