The landlord of the Black Bull Inn in Wetherby said his final goodbyes yesterday as he left the pub behind.
Clive Metcalf, of the Black Bull Inn on Market Place, has run the pub in Wetherby for the last year and a half, having previously ran former pub the Three Legs Inn -now replaced with Bar Three.
He told the Wetherby News: “I have had a great time here in Wetherby with the pub and would like to thank all the local businesses who have helped me, all the customers and all the staff who have been such a loyal support. I would like to thank the bikers from Harrogate, York and Leeds who have helped us on our fundraising event nights with Yorkshire Air Ambulance, amongst others.”
Clive will now live with his partner Sue Rogers at Syke Road, Wetherby, and says he would like to keep in touch with all the people he has made friends with in the town: “I would like to continue working with local charities in the town and still be involved in the local community.
Clive’s last few days were not without drama however, after a leaked pipe burst and flooded the pub due to a drainage problem last Sunday forcing them to close trade for the week. Clive said: “This has affected our trade particularly in the afternoons at peak times, however we have been busy trying to get this sorted all this week as well as moving all our stuff out.”
Landlord Clive and his staff have hosted many fund-raising events over their time at The Black Bull Inn, including fundraisers for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Martin House Children’s Hospice in Clifford on themed nights including a Mods and Rockers night last month.