the Bay Horse Inn Roughlee

News & Events

Burns Night

We've barely taken down the Christmas Decorations and put away the lights, but the first special event of the New Year is almost upon us already. Friday 25th January is Burns Night, and with our very own Scottish Head Chef, we could hardly miss the opportunity to offer this special menu.

It's not all Haggis, Neeps & Tatties (although that's definitely a great option). Choose from our great selection of dishes for a set price of £17.50 for two courses or just £20 for three. Why not give us a call and book your table now?

Happy Birthday to Us!

We have now been open for over 12 months. Can you believe how time flies?

We have come on leaps & bounds since we first opened - this is a huge project & we shall continue to raise the bar (pun intended). Why not take a peek at our before and after gallery to see what we had to do in two short months to get ready for opening.

BH Benefits

We have introduced a new way to reward our loyal customers. The BH Benefits Card allows us to offer access to discounts and special events of interest to those who love what we do and keep coming back. The cards are aimed at local businesses and individuals, as our way of giving back a little more to those who continue to support us in putting great food and drink at the heart of our village life. They are available on request and are free of charge, so if you want to become part of our growing family, just pop in and ask.

More details are available here


Bottomless Prosecco!

Get two or more courses per person and we will fill you with fizz and it's as simple as that!!

Every Thursday, for lunch and dinner.


Our weekly Quiz has been proving very popular, with rounds testing General Knowledge & Music as well as True or False and Picture questions. It's just £1 per person to take part and there are prizes to be won including a cash Jackpot chance, so come along and join in the fun.

Tuesday evenings from 8pm.

QUIZ NIGHT is taking a break for Christmas. It will return on Tuesday 8th January with a £100 Cash Jackpot!

About Us


A kitchen fire in Autumn 2016 forced the Bay Horse to close. The owners wanted to sell it for residential development, but fearing they would lose their pub forever, the villagers stepped in and raised almost half a million pounds to purchase the property.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to repair and renovate the building, and the new Tenants have refitted and refurbished throughout. You can see a selection of before and after pictures here.


After a special Investors Evening and a Village Preview night, we opened to the public on Saturday, 25th November. Many thanks to Andrew Stephenson MP for his support, especially in the ribbon-cutting department. We have a few pictures here.

We also have a gallery of pictures from the opening Investors' Evening here.

We were very busy over the Christmas period and our popularity has continued to grow through the winter and into a long-awaited spring. We would like to express our thanks to everyone - in the village and beyond - who has supported us. We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves as much as we have enjoyed serving you.

Opening Hours:

Every Day: 12-11pm

Food service:

Monday-Saturday: 12-2:30pm and 5-9pm
Sunday: 12-8pm

Keeping it Local

The investors didn’t want to try and run a pub and restaurant themselves, so they looked for a partner to take on that role as a commercial opportunity.

Chris and Adrienne Swarbrick moved to the village in 2010, and their sons Joe & Jack have both worked in hospitality for years. They presented a business plan to the investors, who saw a perfect opportunity for a family living in the village to run the village-owned pub.

The deal was agreed and the lease signed on 9th October, 2017.

Jack has now been joined full time by Joe to run the business, supported by Assistant GM Brett Nichols, Adrienne & Chris and our great team.

So please come and join us for quality unpretentious food, great beer, fine wines & spirits, good company and a very warm welcome.


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