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Being at heart of the Blackburn community is one of reasons for the Clifton Arms pub’s success

THE Lancashire Telegraph’s Pub of the Week is just the latest in a long line of awards for a top Blackburn wateringhole.

Last year, the Clifton Arms was crowned Pub of the Year in a national competition celebrating heroes of the pub-world during the coronavirus crisis.

They made it to the final seven of the Great British Pub Awards Pub Heroes 2020 back in August.

And in a glittering online ceremony in September, the Grimshaw Park pub was awarded the top accolade along with a share of £165,000.

So we have got in touch to find out the secret of their success.

Name of the pub

Clifton Arms

Address of the pub:

Grimshaw Park

Landlord/landlady name:

Carole Davis, I’ve been here 16 years and we have three members of staff

Give us some history about the pub

Built around the 1880s

Is there a beer garden?

There is a small, seated beer garden area.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

On Monday nights there is a bingo quiz, Tuesday is the two darts league teams, Thursday nights has the darts ladies league 2 teams and on Sundays in there is House all4s cards and dominoes pairs teams

Lancashire Telegraph:

Most popular drink served is:

Carling and flavoured vodka and gin

Most memorable moment at the pub

When Team Clifton won Admiral Taverns community heroes pub of the year

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Many tributes acts to come this year Billy Fury, Cher, Amy Winehouse, rock and roll, reggae, ska and more

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

The biggest challenge has been the pandemic but in true Clifton Style the community have been there for everyone with support encouraging others and raising funds for various families and groups in need

The best thing about running a pub is

The friendship and loyalty to others from this great community have led to creating a massive Clifton family. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Team Clifton.

The worst thing about running a pub is..

I love every minute. The worst thing has been not being able to open and having our big Clifton community get-togethers

What are the reasons of your success?

The great community involvement throughout the years always looking out for others. We are involved with individuals and groups. People from several countries always get involved and support charity events we hold. The Clifton Arms is a great asset to the community with helping hands and listening ears without judgement

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