Monday, March 21, 2011

Fire gutted K&A Canalside pub to re-open

Black Horse hosts, Glynis and Terry Hillier.
Picture by Bob Naylor©
The Kennet & Avon Canalside pub, The Black Horse, that was gutted by fire in August last year is to re-open on April 28th — and with landlady and landlord Glynis and Terry Hillier who have run the pub for more than 21 years back behind the bar.

The fire at the Black Horse last August is brought 
under control. Picture by Peter Cole, Wilts Fire Service©

This news has been welcomed by canal users as well as local residents who feared that their local pub might be turned into a high priced canalside eatery. And not only is the Black Horse going to remain a traditional pub — but the skittle alley is being kept. This is good news for the local canal trusts and boat club who regularly use it for their social events.

1 comment:

  1. This really is great news — I look forward to visiting my favourite watering hole in the near future. Glynis and Terry - good luck to you both.