A COUPLE who took over a pub halfway through lockdown are planning a celebratory festival for pub-goers of all ages to mark The Queen's platinum jubilee and also thank regulars for their support.

The Turkey Inn, at Goose Eye, run by owners Steve Mortimer, Fay Howell and their team, is laying on live music, a hog roast, face painting and much more. As well as celebrating the jubilee, the festival is raising money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, in Oxenhope. There will be a stall for the hospice at the festival.

Fay said: “We can’t wait to celebrate the jubilee at The Turkey Inn. “It’s been a whirlwind few years. After buying the pub in the middle of a lockdown to opening with takeaway beer and food only, to where we are now. The local community have been so supportive and welcoming. This festival represents a chance for us all to get together to celebrate the Queen’s historic 70 years on the throne and thank the local community for their support. We’re also pleased to use the festival to raise funds for Manorlands Hospice, a cause close to our hearts.”

The free-to-attend festival kicks off at 12pm on Saturday, June 4.