The Goose on King Street in Leigh will be closing after trading on Mother’s Day (Sunday 10th March) to make way for a refurbishment which will see the creation of two new jobs and the return to the pub’s original name, the Spinning Jenny.
The investment by the Stonegate Pub Company, the business that owns and operates the pub, will see a three-day closure where the pub will undergo a makeover, giving it a fresh new look. The Spinning Jenny will re-open to the public from 7pm on Thursday 14th March.
The re-opening also signifies the start of a whole host of activity over the weekend include an array of Irish themed-drinks and St Patrick’s Day giveaways. On Friday 15th March, from 3-5pm, head brewer from the Blackburn-based brewery Three B’s, whose beers are sold at the Spinning Jenny, will be hosting a Meet the Brewer session where he will be talking about the beers that they brew, the brewing process and tasting samples from their range. The talk is free and everyone is welcome. In the evening, entertainment will be provided by local band The Retrosettes, ensuring a night to remember.
Saturday 16th March sees the last of the matches in the Six Nations Tournament which the pub will be showing and DJ Lee Smith will be providing a selection of hits in the evening. Sunday 17th March is of course St Patrick’s Day where plenty of black stuff will be available to raise a glass to Ireland’s patron saint. The pub will also be hosting a family fun day where clowns and candy floss will be the order of the day.
The family fun day is preparation for the team at the pub as once the opening weekend is over, their thoughts will turn to Easter where they are planning a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt complete with magician on Easter Sunday (31st March) from 11am until 12.30pm.
Speaking about the investment and their weekend of celebrations, Liz Hardman, general manager of the Spinning Jenny said: “The return of the pub’s original name was as a result of the feedback from our customers, so it seemed a fitting time to refresh the inside of the pub too! I’ve been manager at the pub for six months now and everyone refers to it as the Spinning Jenny so for us, it made sense to go back to the pub’s original name, commemorating the history and heritage of Leigh.
“The team and I are really excited about the plans for the refurbishment and even though we’re only closed for three days, customers will see a real difference. We’ve got a real mix of activity planned and some great money saving offers and promotions for our opening celebrations and beyond, so we’d like to invite customers new and existing to come and see the changes that will be made as a result of the investment. We’re confident they won’t be disappointed.”