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25th November 2014


Brockholes pub, The Rock Inn has re-opened its doors to customers following a £35k interior refurbishment.   Award winning owners, leading Northern brewers Daniel Thwaites, invested in the popular local after it was closed during the summer.   As well as having an experienced new licensee behind the bar in Tracey Ferguson, the pub now boasts a brighter, more modern and inviting interior, a new pool and dart room, refurbished toilets and renewed bar area.   Catering to ale lovers the inn will now provide a wide range of Thwaites’ cask ales including the popular 4.1% ABV golden ale, Wainwright, Thwaites Original and a seasonal guest ale, currently the 4.9% ABV festive ale Good Elf.   Tracey, who has over 20 years’ experience as a bar manager, is relishing the challenge of running the new look Rock Inn: “Before its closure earlier this year, The Rock was a popular local and a great community pub. I’m really looking forward to returning the pub to its former glory and there’s lots of excitement around our reopening. The reaction to our new look from customers old and new has been very positive and with the ongoing support of Thwaites, it’s great that we’ve been able to give the pub a new lease of life and provide a quality establishment to the community once again.”   Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations, commented: “Tracey has a great knowledge of the area and the industry so will prove to be a great success with regulars and new customers alike. The pub looks great after the investment and has had a great reaction from customers who are delighted to see it serving quality ales once again.   “We’re committed to supporting our pub tenants and I have no doubt that Tracey’s dedication to pub excellence will ensure The Rock Inn will be a resounding success.”   -ENDS-   For further information please contact: Terry Gilligan at Good Relations Regional on: 0113 237 2836 / 07770 703541 Aimi McNeill: 01625 506 429, mob 07500 123909, Eleanor O’Connell: 0113 2372826, Claire Grew: 0113 2372825, mob 07786 091987,   About Daniel Thwaites Daniel Thwaites is the North of England’s major independent family brewer. Founded in 1807, Thwaites has a rich heritage providing welcoming hospitality and award-winning beers that are brewed with skill and care from the highest quality ingredients.   Thwaites owns an estate of over 300 pubs, a small but growing group of characterful coaching inns and six four-star full service regional hotels and spas, which trade under the Shire Hotels banner.   In addition, Thwaites supplies a full range of drinks to many independently owned pubs, clubs and restaurants in the North of England and beyond and a wide range of bottled beers to most major supermarkets.   Attachments area Preview attachment New licensee Tracey Ferguson.jpg New licensee Tracey Ferguson.jpg