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Barnsley Pub To Revert To Old Name After Revamp

Friday July 4 2014

A BARNSLEY pub is set to open its doors after a major refurbishment.

Formerly known as The Olive Branch, the pub, on Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge, will now be known as The Red Lion, its original name.

A major refurbishment, carried out by Simon Markham and Andrew Reynolds, is nearing completion and aims to be open by July 18.

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Reply Posted by True red on Friday July 4 2014 at 11:53
I loved walking my dog round the dam and through the woods nipping back to the red lion for a pint there was always a bowl of water for the dogs I hope the new owners will do the same

Reply Posted by Gods own country on Friday July 4 2014 at 23:13
Great news, all we need now is someone to buy Indian turn it back into Wharf and jobs a good un.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Sunday July 6 2014 at 08:43
The Red Lion went downhill after the closure of Barrow Colliery. Miners used to call in on their way home from work (going to as well for some) When they got shut of the tap room to make way for diners that finished the job, well that's history now. So good luck to the new owners, but I think it will need more than changing the name back to change its fortunes.

Reply Posted by Bill on Sunday July 6 2014 at 21:05
Absolute rubbish, it was well known for its food for years after Barrow shut. Always a popular pub.

Reply Posted by Mr c on Monday July 7 2014 at 12:15
It's the owners from the junction at Brampton I hear? Hopefully they'll get an actual chef in and not be serving the overpriced bought inslop they do there! Can't see it taking off to be honest.

Reply Posted by miss for godsake on Monday July 7 2014 at 12:34
Really again?? That place has been open n closed a thousand times in the last couple years, its making me dizzy. Don't get me wrong I hope it's better than button mill and olive branch and wish them all the luck but the people opening these pubs don't seem to have a clue. I'm looking forward to trying it out though. When I went in to olive branch after opening it was terrible. Menues were wrong, always closed, cheif of kids working didn't know how to cook menu, so dirty n dusty. Like filthy dirty in the eating section. I just hope its finally better this time. Best of luck! A few tips, actually advertise this time, get experienced friendly staff, use the multiple chalk boards within to add specials or daily deals/ upcoming events etc.

Reply Posted by heather on Monday July 7 2014 at 13:23
Should have never changed names. Hope the red and yellow slides get put back for kids :-)

Reply Posted by Ann on Monday July 7 2014 at 18:20
We brought our two kids up at back of Red Lion playing on the slides. They did some lovely meals then , when the older couple came out Dennis & Evlin had it then meals were great , good value for money. Then an ex footballer took over started going downhill, then we had a large pub chain move in that was the end of that pub .

Reply Posted by Kaz on Monday July 7 2014 at 20:02
Good luck ya gonna need it, pub trade is dying faster than ever pub co 's don't help you neither and everything costs a fortune :(

Reply Posted by kath on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 00:43
I agree. God's own country. !

Reply Posted by clare on Friday July 11 2014 at 19:16
does anyone know if there any jobs available???

Reply Posted by Angie on Saturday July 12 2014 at 09:50
Yes Clare , the jobs are advertised at the junction Brampton , not sure if all positions are filled but worth trying

Reply Posted by clare on Sunday July 13 2014 at 21:12
thank you angie

Reply Posted by laura on Friday August 15 2014 at 12:17
Already eaten at red lion and it was amazing food ! brilliant service ! friendly staff will definately be going back regular hope it does brilliantly this time worsbrough needed a good pub .

Reply Posted by Ladene on Tuesday August 26 2014 at 17:57
The food is great !! What an improvement

Reply Posted by Vicky on Saturday October 11 2014 at 13:31
well if it is the same owners of the junction we won't be going! Went to junction last bank hol complete rip off ! Why put chips in a basket that vinegar goes str8 thro and all over burger bun n salad n it was served on a wood slab and not a plate so vinegar all over rubbish.

ipso Regulated