Supporting the brave

Litten Tree general manager David Robertson (left) and assistant manager Craig Mason ready for their sponsored walk from Yates's (Preston) to the Litten Tree in Blackpool, raising money for the Help for Heroes and Supporting Our Brave charities.
Litten Tree general manager David Robertson (left) and assistant manager Craig Mason ready for their sponsored walk from Yates's (Preston) to the Litten Tree in Blackpool, raising money for the Help for Heroes and Supporting Our Brave charities.
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Management of The Litten Tree, in Blackpool’s Queen Street, haven’t been wasting their time while the Stonegate Pub Company outlet is closed for an £120,000 investment.

New furnishings, new carpets and wooden flooring, along with a new colour scheme, are some of the changes customers will notice when the pub opens its doors on Thursday, November 10.

But the launch day next Thursday is going to be a busy one for the team at The Litten Tree.

Not only is the pub going to be officially opened by the Mayor of Blackpool, Councillor Joan Greenhalgh at 12.30pm, but the pub’s manager and assistant manager Dave Robertson and Craig Mason will be getting up early to take part in a sponsored walk from Yates’s in Preston, to the new-look Litten Tree to raise money for Help for Heroes and Supporting the Brave.

Dave Robertson said: “It’s an early start for us as we need to be at Preston for 6am. We’re hoping to raise around £1,000 for these two charities, and believe that we can do it with the support and help of the people from Blackpool. We’ll obviously have to set quite a pace as we don’t want to be late for the mayor.

“We’ve got a great day ahead of us with a celebratory party starting at 5pm where we’ll be welcoming customers to the new-look Litten Tree. We’re going to be playing host to saxophonist Sam Lewis, who will be providing background music as people sample complimentary food and drink.

“Lionel Vinyl and an Amy Winehouse tribute will also be sharing the stage throughout the night, showcasing their musical talents.

“We’re delighted that the Litten Tree is undergoing a spruce up and look forward to seeing what our customers think of the changes. Along with the pub’s great new look, we’re also introducing a new winter menu, which has a range of mouth-watering, comforting dishes such as our Beef Steak and Ale Pie and our Champion Pie with Ham and Brie.”

The pub also has value for money deals throughout the week including Loco Mondays with main courses for just £2.49, a Tuesday and Wednesday Curry Club with a curry and a drink for £4.95, Thursday Grill Day with meal and a drink from £6.45, and Sundays with two roast dinners for £8.