Bumper turnout and great atmosphere as Baldock’s Old White Horse pub celebrates birthday

Jake Holness, nine, with Alison Higgins and Abby Cave. Picture: Kevin Lines

Jake Holness, nine, with Alison Higgins and Abby Cave. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

There was a bumper turnout at a Baldock pub on Saturday evening as its management team celebrated a year at the helm.

Team leader Ethan Thorpe on the Estrella bar. Picture: Kevin Lines

Team leader Ethan Thorpe on the Estrella bar. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

The Old White Horse in Station Road had up to three times its usual intake for the birthday evening, with beer on draft in the garden, live music and family fun including games of skittles.

Manager George King told the Comet: “It went really well. It was a lot busier than we thought it would be. We were expecting double what we normally have, but it was more like treble.

Pub goers celebrating the first birthday of the Old White Horse management team in Baldock. Picture:

Pub goers celebrating the first birthday of the Old White Horse management team in Baldock. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

“We had a lot of new faces from the community, which was really good to see. We’ve been here a year but it can take a push to get people to give you a try.

“There was music and it was a great atmosphere.

Eight-year-old Will Martin plays skittles. Picture: Kevin Lines

Eight-year-old Will Martin plays skittles. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

“We’ll be holding a lot more events like this in the future too.”

Coming up in the Old White Horse calendar is a mac-and-cheese eating contest in aid of Garden House Hospice Care on July 4.

Eight-year-old Will Martin plays skittles. Picture: Kevin Lines

Eight-year-old Will Martin plays skittles. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

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Each contestant will have half an hour to eat 2kg of macaroni and cheese, with proceeds going to the Letchworth-based hospice.

To find out more about what’s going on at the Old White Horse, see facebook.com/oldwhitehorse.

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