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Live Music and Comedy at the Granville Arms, Barford.


A series of free live music and comedy nights are coming to Barford’s Granville Arms. Ann Evans has the details. 



Barford’s residents will be putting on their glad rags ready for a series of free music and comedy nights at their local Granville Arms.  And it all starts this Friday, 1st July.

The village pub was taken over in December 2021 by Tim Sidwell and Mark Williams from Ghost Inns Ltd who also manage The Cottage Tavern in Ashorne. They set about completely re-decorating The Granville, adding new furnishings, and upgrading the cellar system before opening to the public mid-January. The garden is currently being transformed featuring a new outside bar and a pergoda.

The first act to take place is David Barnes who will perform on Friday 1 July at 8pm. David captured the nations hearts when he took part in the BBC hit show “The Voice UK”. Since then, he has sung live at Wembley and Twickenham Stadiums for the Army and Navy Rugby match on Sky Sports in which 82,000 people attended. He has also recorded with Status Quo and Gene Simmonds from KISS at Wembley.



Other musicians to perform over the next few months include Mikey Rainsford on Friday 15 July and Alex Norman on Friday 6 August. Cabaret act Marty Smith will perform on Saturday 20 August, Singer Dan Knight on Saturday 27 August, Musician Hannah M Woof on Saturday 24 September and Drag Artist and Comedian Kitty Tray on Friday 4 November. Mark and Tim have also introduced a regular quiz night which takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

Tim Sidwell, said, “We are delighted to have brought our experience and passion to The Granville Arms and revitalised another tired village pub. We’re looking forward to hosting our live music and comedy nights which I’m sure will be incredibly popular. It’s great to be able to give our customers another reason to visit us and in return I hope we give them plenty of entertainment over the next few months!”

The Granville Arms is a friendly, comfortable, and stylish village pub, committed to serving freshly home cooked dishes of excellent quality with the emphasis on relaxed dining, great service, and value for money. For more information, please visit the website at www.ghostinns.co.uk