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Miller's Bar opening, Brighouse
Miller's Bar opening, Brighouse

The opening of a pub has marked the beginning of a sky high renovation project, set to trigger a climbing revolution and put Brighouse on the map.

Crowds queued out of the Miller’s Bar door on the weekend as it opened its doors for the first time since it underwent a £50,000 transformation.

Louise Mortimer, Rokt business development manager, said: “The whole event went really well. The bar has a really nice family feel to it especially with the outdoor area.”

The bar, formerly the Black Swan pub, serves food and drink, has a beer garden, a kid safe play jungle, a duck feeding area and waterside seating.

The pub in the shadow of the former Sugden Flour Mill silo’s. Theytower above Brighouse and are set to become part of the Rokt Climbing Gym, based on Mill Royd Street. Diners can watch on from next year as thrill seekers brave the 100ft climb.

The first stage, which is hoped to be complete in the new year, will see an outside climbing wall on the hexagonal silos with people being able to get a glimpse of Brighouse from the clouds.

Inside the hexagonal silo designers are aiming to create a 30.5 metre lead wall which would mean that the towering wall would be the biggest in Britain.

“The opening was the first step in the renovation of the silos. When the silos are transformed and opened, it will mean that the community have a lot more adventurous things to do and it is something different for Brighouse,” added Louise.

There are further plans to build a 30-metre rope bridge between the two silos at the top and a glass-sided bridge for people to venture across.