Hare and Hounds to re-open as £150,000 refurb is completed

Richard and Tiffanie Carlton
Richard and Tiffanie Carlton

Todmorden pub, the Hare and Hounds, is set to unveil its new look establishment this weekend, after undergoing a £150,000 refurbishment in partnership with award-winning Lancashire brewer, Daniel Thwaites.

In a bid to create a more modern, family atmosphere within the pub, Thwaites, along with new licensees, Tiffanie and Richard Carlton, have overseen extensive repairs and improvements to both the interior and exterior frontage.

Richard and Tiffanie sold on their cafe in Todmorden Market to new owners in the spring and were looking forward to the new challenge.

Richard said: “My wife and I have lived in the area for years and felt like we’d be a match made in heaven for the Hare and Hounds. As soon as we stepped through the doors we knew what we wanted to achieve.”

Tiffanie said: “With so many schools and parks nearby we wanted to incorporate a well-rounded, family atmosphere.”

Everything from the bar and dining area to the toilet cubicles have been ripped out and replaced, giving the pub’s interior a revitalising facelift.

The official unveiling of the new look Hare and Hounds will take place on Saturday (June 6).

The pub will be hosting a family fun day from noon, including bouncy castles, face painting, and entertainment from a 20 piece brass band.

Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations for Thwaites, said: “It’s an absolutely amazing achievement to get this amount of work done in such a short period of time.

“I’d like to welcome Richard and Tiffanie to the team and congratulate them for their tremendous efforts so far.

“I’m sure the new look Hare and Hounds pub will be a very popular choice for Todmorden moving forward.”