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Leanne vows to bring famous Haworth pub back to life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CHEERS: Leanne Forbes and her partner Michael Dewsnap outside the Black Bull pub in Haworth CHEERS: Leanne Forbes and her partner Michael Dewsnap outside the Black Bull pub in Haworth

The new landlady of the Black Bull pub in Haworth has promised to “bring the smile back” to the pub.

Pub troubleshooter Leanne Forbes aims to revive the Main Street hostelry which was once the haunt of Branwell Bronte.

She was chosen by owners Enterprise Inns to run the Black Bull with her partner of 17 years, Michael Dewsnap.

Haworth residents and politicians had feared for the pub’s future if nobody could be found to take it on.

Leanne said she and Michael were looking forward to the challenge of restoring the Black Bull’s fortunes. She said: “I tend to take pubs and the brink of nothing and bring them back. We looked at the Black Bull and it looked so sad. It’s lovely where it is at the top of Main Street, it’s like a place in a fairytale.”

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10:37am Wed 7 May 14

Not so simple says...

Great little place this. Good luck and best of wishes in turning the fortunes around. Get some good pub grub served as that may attract more regulars
Great little place this. Good luck and best of wishes in turning the fortunes around. Get some good pub grub served as that may attract more regulars Not so simple
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6:31pm Wed 7 May 14

RollandSmoke says...

I should imagine that the problem with this as with many other pubs will be due to the owners Enterprise trying to suck as much profit from the pub as possible before the pub itself has chance to get back on it's feet. I've lost count of the number of new landlords brought in to change the fortunes of certain pubs within this chain. Some have done well and got the customers back in only for enterprise to up their rents and make it no longer viable for the landlords who then leave and the process starts all over again.
I should imagine that the problem with this as with many other pubs will be due to the owners Enterprise trying to suck as much profit from the pub as possible before the pub itself has chance to get back on it's feet. I've lost count of the number of new landlords brought in to change the fortunes of certain pubs within this chain. Some have done well and got the customers back in only for enterprise to up their rents and make it no longer viable for the landlords who then leave and the process starts all over again. RollandSmoke
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8:10pm Wed 7 May 14

alive and awake says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
I should imagine that the problem with this as with many other pubs will be due to the owners Enterprise trying to suck as much profit from the pub as possible before the pub itself has chance to get back on it's feet. I've lost count of the number of new landlords brought in to change the fortunes of certain pubs within this chain. Some have done well and got the customers back in only for enterprise to up their rents and make it no longer viable for the landlords who then leave and the process starts all over again.
Only way this Pub can thrive is privately owned, good food and well
kept , well served real ale.
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: I should imagine that the problem with this as with many other pubs will be due to the owners Enterprise trying to suck as much profit from the pub as possible before the pub itself has chance to get back on it's feet. I've lost count of the number of new landlords brought in to change the fortunes of certain pubs within this chain. Some have done well and got the customers back in only for enterprise to up their rents and make it no longer viable for the landlords who then leave and the process starts all over again.[/p][/quote]Only way this Pub can thrive is privately owned, good food and well kept , well served real ale. alive and awake
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