Good Times

Red Rooster, Brookfoot, Brighouse.
Red Rooster, Brookfoot, Brighouse.

Saturday night at the Red Rooster, Brookfoot, will see Georgie Farrar hosting an open mic session.

Phil Ward is encouraging local musical talent to come on down and perform to an appreciative audience.

He is also notifying the real ale enthusiasts that his decision to bring in some Lakeland ales has paid off.

“The avid real ale drinkers have given them their nod of approval,” added Phil.

The George

Matt Parkinson informs me it’s an excellent weekend of sport down at The George with England’s first game in the rugby autumn internationals against South Africa and coverage also of England taking on Scotland. Plus on the Sunday on BBC2, England v Australia in the rugby league four nations.

At the George they will be wearing their poppy’s with pride and invite all to come down for a free whisky or port (whilst stocks last) and share a minute’s silence with them at 11am on Sunday to show respect for the servicemen and woman who lost their lives.

The week after on November 18, they will have a Children In Need party, raising money with raffles and giveaways plus plenty of fun.

DJ Derek will be leading the night.

One for your diary is November 25, when they have The Detours, a fantastic local band playing everything from The Clash, The Jam, Elvis Costello and many more.

The Holiday Inn

The Junction restaurant is offering festive three course lunches Monday to Thursday through out December at two for the price of one.

They are served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm with booking required. Two dine for £16.

There is a choice of two starters, three main courses and two desserts, so something for all.

The Barge

At the Barge tonight (Thursday) they have their weekly jam followed on Friday by the fabulous Velvet Glove.

A debut band on Saturday night for the pub with Surplus entertaining followed on Sunday with rock and roll from The Memphis Cruisers.


This weekend Rachel Bray will welcome to Jeremy’s Smiler on Saturday evening from 9.30pm followed on Sunday with the acoustic sounds of Steph Baker from 4pm.

Brighouse resident and former landlady at the Ship Inn, Marsha Jones has been nominated for the NITA (National Innovation In Training Awards) which is organised by the BII (British Institute of Innkeepers).

Marsha is one of four finalists for the Individual Operator Trainer of the year.

Marsha runs a residential training school which prompted the award nomination.