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.”