Bolton: The Stork Tavern, Halliwell, announces plans

The owner of a pub in Halliwell is aiming to ‘bring back the good times’ loved in classic pubs.

John Smith, from Halliwell, took over Stork Tavern on Halliwell Road above from his father in May well previous 12 months.

Given that then, the pub has steadily been through a transformation.

“We’ve given it a completely new lease of lifetime,” John stated.

“We’re observing a lot of new faces and a large amount of prospects that utilised to occur in coming back as well.

“The intention is to make it a regular boozer. Carry it back to what it utilised to be and appear like.”

John is keen to be a central portion of the group and is linking up with other local organizations.

The Bolton News: The Stork Tavern exterior The Stork Tavern exterior (Impression: Newsquest)

“We’re a no cost home and the fantastic issue about that is we can use nearby suppliers.

“We are inclined to go for the types that are pretty modest, alternatively than these massive breweries. Locations like Escape Brewery in Chorley. There is a brewery known as Hophurst in Wigan that we use.

“And we use Greeley & Sons butchers in Horwich for our pork pies. Those points go down genuinely well with our buyers. We get by means of loads of these pies.

“It’s just about supporting the local spot as properly.

“We’re finding a good deal a lot more microbreweries the more we glimpse into it.

The Bolton News: The Stork Tavern interiorThe Stork Tavern interior (Picture: The Stork Tavern)

“And 1 factor we have recognized is that clients want a new consume each week. It is a cause to appear in and try a little something diverse. As significantly as we like putting them on, consumers like consuming them as perfectly.”

Not only does The Stork Tavern have a great local beer choice, the pub is placing on a live songs night time every few of weeks, serving to to market area expertise.

John mentioned: “There’s distinct ages of artist. Some are 18 and its their very first couple gigs as properly as people today far more recognized. We striving to department out in the are living new music area.”

Supervisor of the pub, Cassie McBurnie, has been at The Stork for 9 several years. She says that the business enterprise appears to be discovering its way back again following Covid and is enthusiastic for the upcoming.

“It’s incredibly substantially a group pub,” she claimed.

“January, February is usually a quite quiet time for the pub trade, but we’ve noticed January seriously rather steady.”

The Bolton News: The pub's sizable beer gardenThe pub’s sizable beer garden (Image: Newsquest)

The pub has a beer backyard, which Cassie states draws in individuals from ‘all over’ in summertime.

A former bowling green, it is also set to endure a transformation to let for outdoor occasions these types of as day festivals very similar to what the web site has hosted in several years absent by.

John has billed his spot as spouse and children pub, where little ones and canines more than are welcome.

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