Cheers to past and present at White Hart

James Lane (left) Unit Manager at The White Hart, Todmorden, with regular customer Ken White and the Todmorden Market notice dating back to 1801. Picture courtesy of David Webb Photography
James Lane (left) Unit Manager at The White Hart, Todmorden, with regular customer Ken White and the Todmorden Market notice dating back to 1801. Picture courtesy of David Webb Photography

A piece of Todmorden history is back in the town thanks to a customer at one of the town’s hostelries, which is also celebrating the present with a 50-beer showcase festival!

A customer at Wetherspoon’s White Hart, Ken White, of Cornholme, was antique shopping earlier this year when he recognised a framed poster he remembered seeing on the pub’s walls.

It is historic because it promotes a meeting to be held to establish a market in Todmorden and was lost when major renovations were carried out under previous owners around a decade ago.

Ken brought it back to its old home for manager James Lane to see after he rediscovered it in an antiques shop.

Back in the present, until Thursday, October 31, inclusive, the White Hart stages a beer festival with ten beers from the USA and 40 UK beers showcased, all at £1.99 a pint.

New, seasonal and speciality beers, including a pumpkin beer, all feature and tasting notes are available in the pub. Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.