Pubgoers can get into the real spirit of a fright night

Leyland Black Bull pub owner Nicola Crawford with Deranged Dolly and pub barmaid Beth Lyons, from Leyland
Leyland Black Bull pub owner Nicola Crawford with Deranged Dolly and pub barmaid Beth Lyons, from Leyland

The spirits will be on tap at one of Leyland’s oldest pubs next month, when the venue plays host to a chilling themed dining event.

Nicola and Andy Crawford, owners of 17th century Black Bull pub in School Lane, Moss Side, have drafted in fright performers to give the venue a spooky feel this Hallowe’en.

Daring guests will be treated to a three-course meal and more than three hours of interactive fright entertainment courtesy of Claudia Beltane’s Scary Suppers. The scare themed dining experience will take place on Halloween night, Friday, October 31, from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Nicola, who took over the pub with husband Andy four months ago, said: “The themed dining scare performance will be a first for us and something very different. It will be a really spooky way to celebrate Halloween.”

Live performers will mingle with customers to perform a scare-based story lead by main character Beertricks, a psychic hag who ‘raises spirits from beyond the grave’.

The ancient venue will transformed into an eerie coach house littered with cobwebs and candles. Blood-soaked tablecloths will cover each table where guests are seated for the scare performance as they dine.

Proceedings from the sale of souvenir programmes will go to the charity Mind that helps and supports people with mental health.

Tickets are £22 from www.scarysuppers.co.uk or from the pub.