The Bay Horse Inn, Roughlee

The Bay Horse Inn

We’re sorry to report that the Bay Horse Inn is currently closed following a kitchen fire but will be reopening very soon!

Update 17.10.2017

It has been a while since we sent an update on the Bay Horse, but we have been hard at work on the building.

Last week we signed a contract with the tenant – the Swarbrick family from the village. They are busy hiring staff, putting in new flooring, redecorating and replacing equipment in our brand new kitchen.

The team of professionals we hired has virtually completed their work, and volunteers from among the investors have done a fantastic job. Bob Yates and his team have worked tirelessly for two months renovating the bathroom, bedrooms, and fitting a new domestic kitchen upstairs. It was in an awful state, but it all should be carpeted and ready for the tenant within two weeks.

Mike Riley has restored thousands of pounds worth of kitchen equipment blackened in the fire, and essential repairs have been completed outside the building.

The plan is to reopen some time mid-November, and we hope to arrange a dinner for investors once a chef is in place and up and running.

Feel free to call in and check on progress… but you might be handed a paint brush!

Update 09.07.2017

The campaign to save the Bay Horse Inn has been featured on TV on BBC North West News on Saturday night (click to view) after dozens of villagers assembled outside the pub to show their support. Paul Dawson gave an interview in the news clip. On Friday Paul and Robert Carson were interviewed by BBC Radio Lancashire and a short video clip can be viewed online here. Stories also appeared in the Nelson Leader and Lancashire Telegraph on Friday.

Please show support by sharing these videos and commenting on the stories online to keep them in the trending list!

Update 07.07.2017

BBC TV want to interview villagers about the campaign to save the Bay Horse. Paul and Robert gave an interview to BBC local radio today. North West News are sending a camera crew to the pub at 11.30am tomorrow and they want as many locals there as possible – you don’t have to be an investor. Everyone welcome, including dogs and children!

You may have seen the story was on Page 3 of the Nelson Leader today and it should also be in the Lancashire Telegraph. See the coverage from Pendle Today here.

Update 05.07.2017

Coverage in Pendle Today: Roughlee locals raise £500,000 to save their pub

Update 23.06.2017

Villagers and well-wishers from around Pendle have raised nearly £500,000 to save the Bay Horse from developers. A price has now been agreed with the current owners and solicitors have been instructed to arrange the sale, hopefully in the next couple of months.

Now the search is on to find a tenant who can restore the pub’s reputation as one of the best eating places in the region.

Villagers now need to raise a little extra money for improvements so the building can be handed over in a sound state. An extra £25,000 should cover the work and donations of £1,000 or more would be welcome.

Once this sum is raised a halt will be called to investments to protect future dividends.

Anyone interested in investing should contact Paul Dawson on 693953 or [email protected] or Robert Carson at 696997 or [email protected]

Update 06.04.2017

A village meeting was held to discuss the future of the Bay Horse and ask for expressions of interest in joining a group to buy it. Interested parties are being sought to register their interest in the opportunity to invest in a private limited company operating as an investment company, with the sole purpose of purchasing the Bay Horse Inn and surrounding land. At this stage, as part of an expression of interest, we are asking for a rough indication of the amount you would be prepared to invest subject to approving an investment plan.

If you wish to register your interest, please contact Paul Dawson on 693953 or by email on [email protected] All matters in this regard will be treated as strictly confidential.

 

Update 30.03.2017

Borough of Pendle Decision: That the Bay Horse Inn, Roughlee BB9 6NP has been included on the List of Assets of Community Value under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011. View Formal Notice and full details here →

Update 29.03.2017

Coverage of the campaign to save the Bay Horse Inn: Burnley Express and Pendle Today

Update 10.03.2017

The future of the Bay Horse Inn was discussed at the Roughlee Parish Council meeting on 6th March. As noted in the minutes, it is understood that the owners MAY be seeking planning permission for residential use. The Parish Council therefore agreed to submit an immediate application to secure the pub as an Asset of Community Value in order not to lose it as an important asset for the village. We will hear the outcome of this application within the next few weeks.

It was also agreed that a working party be set up to explore opportunities to retain the pub. This working group is led by Paul Dawson, and one of its initial tasks is to understand the local appetite for creating a consortium to purchase the Bay Horse Inn.

Paul is therefore asking interested parties to register their interest in the opportunity to invest in a private limited company operating as an investment company, with the sole purpose of purchasing the Bay Horse Inn and surrounding land. At this stage, as part of an expression of interest, he is asking for a rough indication of the amount you would be prepared to invest subject to approving an investment plan.

If you wish to register your interest, please contact Paul Dawson on 693953 or by email on [email protected] All matters in this regard will be treated as strictly confidential.


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The Bay Horse Inn
Blacko Bar Road
Roughlee
BB9 6NP

Tel: 01282 696558
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