Bespoke beer after revamp of Darwen pub

Bespoke beer after revamp of Darwen pub

Bespoke beer after revamp of Darwen pub

First published in News

A POPULAR town centre pub which is undergoing refurbishment is to have its own bespoke beer on offer when it re-opens.

The Bridgewater, in Church Street, Darwen, closed last week ahead of a £230,000 makeover.

And as part of the facelift, Burnley brewery Moorhouse’s will provide the bar with its own special ale.

The beer, called Industry in acknowledgement of the town’s industrial heritage, will be one of a large selection of hand-pulled ales on offer.

Moorhouse’s will blend two of its existing brews, Premier Bitter and Pendle Witches Brew, to produce the one-off four per cent special beer.

It will be complete with its own specially-designed pump clip, featuring the iconic India Mill and a cotton-making mach- ine.

The former Palladium cin-ema, which was turned into a pub in 2006, will launch a new food menu, and increase the number of cask ale pumps.

In addition, the refurbish-ment will create two new jobs at the pub once it re-opens next Wednesday.

General manager Adam Hulme and his team will host a reception on the Wednesday, from 5pm, with complimentary cham-pagne and canapes for VIP guests.

Joining them for the evening will be mayor of Darwen Town Council Eileen Entwistle.

Mr Hulme said: “There is a lot of anticipation in the town about the pub’s refurbishment and it certainly won’t disappoint.

“Everything that our cust-omers love about the pub, its great food and drinks choice, brilliant community spirit, fun vibrant party nights, and top sports viewing facilities are here to stay, but extras are now even better.

“We are particularly excited about the new dishes being introduced on the menu, cock-tail choices, and added variety of cask ales.

“The Bridgewater has always been the go-to pub in the area for its loyal customers and, with its new look, we hope to attract more new customers to enjoy what it has to offer.”

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4:10pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mothernature says...

Good luck on your re-opening, but I hope you've employed a cleaner who knows how to do their job. Otherwise it will become as dirty & disgusting as the last time I visited & promptly turned around & left.
Good luck on your re-opening, but I hope you've employed a cleaner who knows how to do their job. Otherwise it will become as dirty & disgusting as the last time I visited & promptly turned around & left. Mothernature
  • Score: 17

7:59pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Rod of the Rovers says...

Its just a shame that we had to wait for a new Wetherspoon's to open before they finally removed the two buckets that have been sitting in the gents for the past 12 months....
Its just a shame that we had to wait for a new Wetherspoon's to open before they finally removed the two buckets that have been sitting in the gents for the past 12 months.... Rod of the Rovers
  • Score: 10

10:09pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mothernature says...

Rod of the Rovers wrote:
Its just a shame that we had to wait for a new Wetherspoon's to open before they finally removed the two buckets that have been sitting in the gents for the past 12 months....
I've just got to know what those buckets were for or this image in my head of you guys p***ing in a pot is going to haunt me.
[quote][p][bold]Rod of the Rovers[/bold] wrote: Its just a shame that we had to wait for a new Wetherspoon's to open before they finally removed the two buckets that have been sitting in the gents for the past 12 months....[/p][/quote]I've just got to know what those buckets were for or this image in my head of you guys p***ing in a pot is going to haunt me. Mothernature
  • Score: 6

1:29pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Roversboy says...

Mach-ine and ****-tail..... Well done LET .Another story up to your usual stan-dard.....
Mach-ine and ****-tail..... Well done LET .Another story up to your usual stan-dard..... Roversboy
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Frisson says...

i think making The Bridgewater over 25's would erradicate most of the weekly fighting that occurs in there
i think making The Bridgewater over 25's would erradicate most of the weekly fighting that occurs in there Frisson
  • Score: 3

11:15pm Wed 19 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ?

In Darwen , preferably central .

Permit me to explain our requirements .

There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties .

We like to have a table to ourselves .
We like to be able to chat , without shouting .

Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) .

Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm .
Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers .

------

And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days .

My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver .

Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up .

Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man" !!

What thoughts ?
Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ? In Darwen , preferably central . Permit me to explain our requirements . There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties . We like to have a table to ourselves . We like to be able to chat , without shouting . Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) . Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm . Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers . ------ And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days . My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver . Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up . Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man" !! What thoughts ? fireonthemountain
  • Score: 0

7:34am Thu 20 Mar 14

Bat E Karen says...

@fireonthemountain I'd give the new Wetherspoons pub, The Old Chapel, a try.

As for the bus, the same story with the tenner happened to my daughter and she was told she'd have to wait until the end of the driver's shift for her change and call at the office for it.

I complained on Twitter and they told me to fill in their online complaint form, so you could give that a go.
@fireonthemountain I'd give the new Wetherspoons pub, The Old Chapel, a try. As for the bus, the same story with the tenner happened to my daughter and she was told she'd have to wait until the end of the driver's shift for her change and call at the office for it. I complained on Twitter and they told me to fill in their online complaint form, so you could give that a go. Bat E Karen
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Thu 20 Mar 14

happycyclist says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ?

In Darwen , preferably central .

Permit me to explain our requirements .

There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties .

We like to have a table to ourselves .
We like to be able to chat , without shouting .

Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) .

Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm .
Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers .

------

And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days .

My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver .

Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up .

Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man
" !!

What thoughts ?
None of these are central, but I'd suggest these three which are all up the Whitehall end of town: The Function Room on Watery lane, which is a large place with plenty of seating, a nice busy atmosphere (a mostly 35-50 age group) and good beer at reasonable prices. Or the Greenfield, a small friendly open-plan local that isn't TOO local with a pleasant atmosphere. Or The Swan on the main road just short of Whitehall park -a cosy little pub which can be surprisingly quiet sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ? In Darwen , preferably central . Permit me to explain our requirements . There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties . We like to have a table to ourselves . We like to be able to chat , without shouting . Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) . Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm . Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers . ------ And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days . My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver . Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up . Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man " !! What thoughts ?[/p][/quote]None of these are central, but I'd suggest these three which are all up the Whitehall end of town: The Function Room on Watery lane, which is a large place with plenty of seating, a nice busy atmosphere (a mostly 35-50 age group) and good beer at reasonable prices. Or the Greenfield, a small friendly open-plan local that isn't TOO local with a pleasant atmosphere. Or The Swan on the main road just short of Whitehall park -a cosy little pub which can be surprisingly quiet sometimes. happycyclist
  • Score: 1

7:30am Sat 22 Mar 14

denidenideni says...

This story looks very much like free advertising for this pub?
This story looks very much like free advertising for this pub? denidenideni
  • Score: 0

10:34pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ?

In Darwen , preferably central .

Permit me to explain our requirements .

There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties .

We like to have a table to ourselves .
We like to be able to chat , without shouting .

Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) .

Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm .
Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers .

------

And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days .

My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver .

Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up .

Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man
" !!

What thoughts ?
Not central but I'd try The Sunnyhurst.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Would anyone be so kind as to recommend a pub ? In Darwen , preferably central . Permit me to explain our requirements . There are eight of us , four married couples , all in our mid to late fifties . We like to have a table to ourselves . We like to be able to chat , without shouting . Don't mind a bit of noise (we were all young once !) . Saturday night please . Meet up approx 8pm , gone by 10pm . Four rounds of drinks , that's about £80 in the till . Then a fair few quid for taxi drivers . ------ And (off topic) may I give a big sneer of contempt to Blackburn Transport , or whatever they are called these days . My wife got on a bus , Monday , and always gives the driver the correct change - £2.60 . Fare had gone up to £2.80 . So , wife pulled a tenner from her purse , proffered same - can't change that said driver . Anyway , driver allowed (what?!) wife on bus and was able to change tenner by end of journey . Same happened with other people . Nobody knew fares had gone up . Anyway , I'd better shut up before I am labelled a "grumpy-old-man " !! What thoughts ?[/p][/quote]Not central but I'd try The Sunnyhurst. MerlinTheVoiceofReason2
  • Score: 2

10:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

happycyclist says...

Well come on, Fire, where did you go?
Well come on, Fire, where did you go? happycyclist
  • Score: 1

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