The opening of the White Bear signifies the return of a traditional village pub for the people of Barrowford. Celebrating their opening after an investment of £100,000, Dave Johnston and his team pulled out the stops for their guests on Wednesday evening as they showcased the pub’s new look and celebrated a successful weekend.

Dave said: “The opening party was a real success and it was great to welcome back our regulars and some new faces. The pub looks incredible and the team and I are delighted with the positive feedback from our customers. The decor of the pub has changed significantly and the designers have done a great job. They’ve introduced some archived pictures from the village and the surrounding areas giving the pub a real local connection along with transforming the inside of the pub. Already, we are seeing an increase in trade, especially our food so we hope that continues!”