It was recently refurbished and reopened under the management of Simon Fancy, 28, and his partner Sophie Johnson, 20. Simon was previously barman at the Oddfellows club, Denshaw, Saddleworth. This is the first pub he has managed, and they hope to take on the tenancy in the future.
Simon said: “We have now been in the village three weeks and would like to thank all the locals for their warm welcome and support.
“Heptonstall is a lovely village and we are hoping to stay here long term and become part of the community.”
“We would like to give a special thank you to Lynn and his bar staff at the White Lion. Thank you once again and we hope to meet those of you who we haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet.”
The Cross Inn – Towngate, Heptonstall, HX7 7NB
Opening hours: Monday, 3pm to midnight; Tuesday to Sunday, noon to midnight.
The menu is mostly traditional food, with a special Thai night on Thursdays. Food is served as follows:
Bitters: Old Peculiar, Hobgoblin, Landlord, Black Sheep, plus rotating guest ales.
Lagers: Stella, Coors, Carling, Becks.
Draught cider: Strongbow, Old Rosie.
Regular live music, bands planned for every other Saturday.
Regular open mike nights planned for the last Fridays of the month.
Satellite TV showing most major games, including ESPN.
Pool table & Darts board
Smoking facilities in rear courtyard