The owner of Blackburn’s beloved micropub and its regulars share why this family business is so popular amongst the locals.
Lark Carr, 32, and her mum Hilary took over The Drummer’s Arms on King William Street in July 2019 months before the pandemic.
The mother and daughter are still friendly with the previous owners Katie and James and have made sure to take care of the loyal customer base that they built up.
Lark said: “Me and my mum have always liked being in a kind of job that just changes from day to day, where everything’s different all the time.
“But it’s mainly the people, the customers here are absolutely amazing and it’s just nice knowing people for that amount of time where you become friends.
“So, it’s the customers that definitely make it. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.”
Even midweek afternoon, the pub had a lively and energetic atmosphere with music playing in the background and a few tables of friends and couples nattering away.
One of the regulars, Rob Hamilton, 52, from Shadsworth, was eager to share his admiration for The Drummer’s Arms. The former door attendant said: “The staff are fantastic. It’s a brilliant pub and I love the way it’s got the old signs up from old bars.
“I come here with my friends when I’m not in work and it’s the best place for entertainment. It’s top notch in here and honestly the best bar staff in Blackburn.”
The pub has just celebrated its three-year anniversary with the Carr’s as owners. There was live music and entertainment July to celebrate with their locals.
“So, it’s the customers that definitely make it. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else"