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Bees Knees Accrington – ‘The best is yet to come’

GETTING down to the pub may be getting easier with some of the coronavirus restrictions having further eased.

This week, we have ventured into Accrington to find out our pub of the week and we have spoken to the landlord of a popular town centre venue.

Name of the pub

Bees Knees Accrington

Address of the pub:

89-95 Blackburn Road

Landlord:

Shane Gould

How long have you been the landlord?

12 months

Bar staff and their names:

Jordan, Elisha, Stephen, Chantelle, Hollie, Jessica, Tiffany, Katie and Josh

OPEN SPACE: Bees Knees in Accrington

OPEN SPACE: Bees Knees in Accrington

Jordan, Elisha, Stephen, Chantelle, Hollie, Jessica, Tiffany, Katie and Josh

Give us some history about the pub

AJP Pub Group bought the pub, formerly The Calder, in June 2020 after an extensive refurbishment Bees Knees is back in Accrington.

With over 40 cocktails on our menu, we have a cocktail for everyone. With over 20 large TVs we are the number one choice for live sports and live events. Our weekly Thursday quiz night is becoming more and more popular.

Is food served? If so what’s on the menu?

No, but it’s coming soon!

STYLISH: Bosses at Bees Knees in Accrington have 20 TV screens to enjoy live events

STYLISH: Bosses at Bees Knees in Accrington have 20 TV screens to enjoy live events

No, but it’s coming soon!

Is there a beer garden?

We have a pavement licence to allow people to drink outside until 8pm every day.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

Pool team

Most popular drink served is:

Pornstar Martini

Most memorable moment at the pub:

Yet to happen, but for me the most memorable moment will be the first time we can allow people to dance and enjoy themselves as we have never traded this pub without Covid restrictions.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Quiz Night Thursday, Friday and Saturday DJs.

SUPERB: Bees Knees in Accrington at the bar

SUPERB: Bees Knees in Accrington at the bar

Quiz Night Thursday, Friday and Saturday DJs.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

Covid-19 has been the hardest challenge of my career in the industry. We operate 10 pubs in the UK and have managed to secure everyone’s job and kept the business afloat during these uncertain times. Covid has tested us all in some shape or form but as a business, we will recover from this and carry on expanding creating more jobs.

The best thing about running a pub is:

The enjoyment of seeing people escape problems they may have and seeing smiles on their faces for a period of time whilst enjoying themselves.

The worst thing about running a pub is..

The bills

The perfect hangover cure is…

McDonald’s, we all know this!

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