Family business transforms Accrington pub into foodie heaven

The Bolton News: Kathleen Paintin Kathleen Paintin

A FAMILY business is enjoying a double celebration after changing an Accrington pub into a foodie heaven.

The Paintins who run the Black Horse Food Emporium in Abbey Street are celebrating after mum Kathleen was awarded the OBE last month, and the winning a national ‘Loveliest Deli’ award.

Since opening the deli, the family business, run by David and Kathleen Paintin, their daughter and son-in-law Louise and Martin Teese, and their son and daughter-in-law Simon and Natalie Paintin, has enjoyed success selling artisan bread and speciality meats to shoppers in Accrington.

Now the family has picked up the ‘Loveliest Deli’ title from international drinks company Belvoir, after customers voted online.

The deli success comes soon after Kathleen’s OBE for her voluntary work.

Kathleen, 62, is the founder and chair of North West Network, and was granted the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to special needs education.

Teacher Kathleen founded the network, dedicated to bringing together North West special needs professionals, 10 years ago. She is also chairman of Hyndburn and Rossendale NSPCC and has spent 30 years supporting East Lancashire children. She said: “It’s lovely, because I have retired from teaching so it was amazing to have my career recognised this way at the end. It’s a great honour.”

The family, which also owns Oswaldtwistle Mills’ Ye Old Sausage Shop, moved into the empty pub in November last year.

Manager Natalie said: “We’ve kept the signage virtually unchanged, but just put ‘Food Emporium’ under Black Horse, so we often get people mistakenly thinking they’re coming into a pub.

“They are usually quite happy to stop and check out the food though and people seem to love what we do.

“We were really happy to have had the support of our customers in voting us the loveliest deli. It’s been lovely to get so much support and people keep telling us we are just what Accrington needs.”

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10:35pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Fire Fly says...

The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education.

The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business.
The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education. The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business. Fire Fly

10:55pm Mon 2 Jul 12

2 for 5p says...

Actually should this article should be in the classified sections.

Are you sure LET that your reporters are not on the make
Actually should this article should be in the classified sections. Are you sure LET that your reporters are not on the make 2 for 5p

11:15pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Graham Hartley says...

Fire Fly wrote:
The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education.

The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business.
Oh, agreed. Given free choice, LT writers give us the hackneyed 'Family business transforms Accrington pub into foodie heaven'. Christians (well, the ones I know) will be upset by this association of Heaven with such Earthly affairs.

But consider; LT is a local newspaper and as such it would be surprising and pleasing to find writers with the skill and talent to obviate this criticism.
[quote][p][bold]Fire Fly[/bold] wrote: The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education. The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business.[/p][/quote]Oh, agreed. Given free choice, LT writers give us the hackneyed 'Family business transforms Accrington pub into foodie heaven'. Christians (well, the ones I know) will be upset by this association of Heaven with such Earthly affairs. But consider; LT is a local newspaper and as such it would be surprising and pleasing to find writers with the skill and talent to obviate this criticism. Graham Hartley

9:14am Tue 3 Jul 12

Redbike says...

Fire Fly wrote:
The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education. The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business.
Why not report on a successful business for once? A pub transformed instead of being left empty, boarded up and derelict for a change. I think it was reported on here last week that 25% of shops in Accy are empty, so here's a good news story for once.

There's an element of plugging (publicity) in most "news" stories - so what? Nice to see a Business flourishing for once - all too often it's doom and gloom.

As for the OBE - sounds well deserved to me 2 for 5p not sure what your problem is with the lady in the story.
[quote][p][bold]Fire Fly[/bold] wrote: The OBE was awarded to Mrs Paintin for services to special needs education. The article focuses on primarily on the family business & provides one small paragraph to the reason for the OBE. LET pathetic headline / reporting & shameless plug for the business.[/p][/quote]Why not report on a successful business for once? A pub transformed instead of being left empty, boarded up and derelict for a change. I think it was reported on here last week that 25% of shops in Accy are empty, so here's a good news story for once. There's an element of plugging (publicity) in most "news" stories - so what? Nice to see a Business flourishing for once - all too often it's doom and gloom. As for the OBE - sounds well deserved to me 2 for 5p not sure what your problem is with the lady in the story. Redbike

9:19am Tue 3 Jul 12

2 for 5p says...

I've no problem just don't agree with honour system
I've no problem just don't agree with honour system 2 for 5p

9:31am Tue 3 Jul 12

red rose says...

Other
Buggers
Efforts

is the usual but not in this case
Other Buggers Efforts is the usual but not in this case red rose

4:18pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Graham Hartley says...

2 for 5p wrote:
I've no problem just don't agree with honour system
Indeed, and honours are an important feature of this report.

The premises are a 'foodie heaven' yet bread and meat are the only foods mentioned.

The 'Loveliest Deli' award; how many nominations did the premises receive? There is no answer at http://www.belvoirfr
uitfarms.co.uk/lovel
y-awards/black-horse
-deli and 'You can make as many nominations as you like...' appears to allow the option of multiple vanity nominations.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: I've no problem just don't agree with honour system[/p][/quote]Indeed, and honours are an important feature of this report. The premises are a 'foodie heaven' yet bread and meat are the only foods mentioned. The 'Loveliest Deli' award; how many nominations did the premises receive? There is no answer at http://www.belvoirfr uitfarms.co.uk/lovel y-awards/black-horse -deli and 'You can make as many nominations as you like...' appears to allow the option of multiple vanity nominations. Graham Hartley

4:31pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Gaius Grossus says...

As a customer who is also a Christrian I have no problem with the name ' Foodie Heaven'. I do have a problem with whingers trying to do down people who are willing to put effort into what they do! I'll be in at my usual time folks.
As a customer who is also a Christrian I have no problem with the name ' Foodie Heaven'. I do have a problem with whingers trying to do down people who are willing to put effort into what they do! I'll be in at my usual time folks. Gaius Grossus

5:07pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Graham Hartley says...

Gaius Grossus wrote:
As a customer who is also a Christrian I have no problem with the name ' Foodie Heaven'. I do have a problem with whingers trying to do down people who are willing to put effort into what they do! I'll be in at my usual time folks.
Christrian?

It's unfortunate that the LT report is so fawning and has thereby attracted the attention of doubters.
[quote][p][bold]Gaius Grossus[/bold] wrote: As a customer who is also a Christrian I have no problem with the name ' Foodie Heaven'. I do have a problem with whingers trying to do down people who are willing to put effort into what they do! I'll be in at my usual time folks.[/p][/quote]Christrian? It's unfortunate that the LT report is so fawning and has thereby attracted the attention of doubters. Graham Hartley

11:23am Wed 4 Jul 12

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

This is just what Accrington needs !
This is just what Accrington needs ! disgusted tunbridge wells

8:44pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Graham Hartley says...

I'll visit soon.
I'll visit soon. Graham Hartley

7:43am Fri 13 Jul 12

mys says...

Sometimes people can't do anything nice without others putting them down.
Sometimes people can't do anything nice without others putting them down. mys

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