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A spirited return at Paul’s pub in Silsden
8:40am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
The new manager of a Silsden pub is running it in the spirit of his former boss. Paul Thompson has taken over the Robin Hood after almost two decades working under Henry Filio. Paul, who has lived in Silsden all his life, joined thepub when Henry took over 19 years ago. When Henry left the Kirkgate hostelry earlier this year the owners, Punch Taverns, offered Paul the managership. He said: “I had the opportunity to take on the pub but due to family circumstances I couldn’t.”
Huddersfield-based Titan Pub Solutions bought the Robin Hood and employed a new manager.
Paul said: “He became ill and that's when they approached me to come back for a few days. Nearly six weeks later I’m still there. If it all works out I hope to be here for the long haul. We’ve got the pub back to how it used to be with Henry.”