Every week we love to shine the spotlight on some of the best local venues that the borough has to offer, in our Pub of the Week feature.

This week we spoke to the landlords at The Tansy Green to see how they are getting on since taking over the pub.

Name of the pub:

The Tansy Green

Address of the pub:

246 Brodick Drive Breightmet, Bolton BL2 6UF

The Bolton News: Landlords of The Tansy Green Graham and MandieLandlords of The Tansy Green Graham and Mandie (Image: Newsquest)Landlord/landlady name:

Couple Graham Wilson and Mandie Holland 

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

We had our 12-month party on December 23, and it was amazing.

It was brilliant because it was a bit of a rough pub before, and we have saved it.

The clientele have backed us all the way.

Give us some history about the pub:

The pub was built in 1978/1979 and it was very popular, but we had a lot of locals that did not come to the pub for years, who are now coming back in.

The Bolton News: We have changed all the carpets, flooring, and toilets, and have totally revamped it.

We are getting it back to a community pub, and we are doing really well.

Is food served?

Not at the moment, but we will be doing food this year after we have revamped the kitchen and got it into a good place for punters coming in.

Is there a beer garden?

We do have a small beer garden, but we need to do some extra work to the fence to make it safer.

What is the most popular drink served?

Fosters and Birra Moretti. I think we are the cheapest pub in the area for Moretti.

I think they are the most popular because they are kept well.

The Bolton News: What is the most memorable moment at the pub?

New Years Eve was fantastic. We had 100 people in, and it was just enough for a friendly, party atmosphere. You had to have a ticket to get in, which meant we could keep an eye on the numbers, and people got a drink with their ticket that cost a fiver. We had a non-stop disco and food as well.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We have live music once a month and a DJ once or twice a month depending on how busy we are.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

The increase in gas and electric has had a massive impact, but we have had to take it on the chin.

We will keep the prices as low as we can for as long as possible.

What is the best thing about running a pub?

I think it’s just the camaraderie, and you can meet punters, everyone has different stories, and every day is different.

What is the worst thing about running a pub?

There used to be a lot of anti-social behaviour, which was bad when people came here, but if you put your foot down and say you’re not having it, it works. It’s a community pub now.

What bonus things are offered at the pub?

We now have Sky Sports, which the pub did not have before.

We have happy hour Monday-Thursday 5pm-7pm.

We are also pet friendly as we also have a dachshund called Josh, and everyone comes to see him.

We have a carpet area where dogs are not allowed, but there is a vinyl floor where pets can go, which we can mop or clean.

We also put a water bowl outside in the summer for dogs, even if someone is just walking past.

If you would like to be featured in our Pub of the Week feature or know a pub that you think we should include, please email me at jasmine.jackson@newsquest.co.uk or DM me on X @JournoJasmine.