A HAWORTH pub brought back from the brink of permanent closure is celebrating a year of trading.

The Mill Hey Brew House opened its doors after a major refurbishment in October 2016, and its owner, Neil Tomlinson, has thanked residents for supporting the enterprise since then.

The pub's re-opening was particularly special, as it had to undergo massive repairs after raging flood waters tore a big chunk off the property near the end of 2015.

Mr Tomlinson, who lives in Oxenhope and bought what used to be known as the Royal Oak Pub in 2015, said: "The first year has been excellent, absolutely brilliant.

"We've turned the place round and have a fantastic range of people coming in here – young and old alike. We have great loyalty from the customers."

He said the pub marked its one-year anniversary near the end of last month (Oct), with an afternoon and evening of live music.

He added the pub was now looking to build on the success of its upstairs function room and also has plans to offer a range of bread, meats and cheeses made by smaller, British-based producers.

"I'm beating the drum for Yorkshire and Great Britain," Mr Tomlinson said.

"And we're about helping to keep people in our local area, because instead of maybe coming to the pub for a drink then going somewhere else for food they can stay here instead."