The Ship Inn - Roose
Proprietor / Chef Cyril Whiteside is leaving the Ship at Roose after eight years as licensee.
Cyril is currently Barrow’s longest serving landlord having taken the tenancy of the Queens Arms at Biggar Vilage in 1988 and was landlord of the Queens for a total of 13 years in two separate spells.
Cyril is going into semi-retirement and eventually hopes to do some part time work as a freelance consultant having gained over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of the catering and licensed trade. He will also offer his services as a freelance chef and include kitchen management-menu planning-bar and cellar work.
Cyril has enjoyed his time in Barrow and will be staying in the area to ‘see how things go’. He originated from Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley Lancashire and was very much a ‘Whitbread man’ having been proprietor off several of their establishments, in the days when Whitbread owned pubs notably the White Lion at Clitheroe and his own privately owned Castle Restaurant, also in Clitheroe not to mention the then Whitbread owned Queens Arms at Biggar Village, a pub Whitbread described as their ‘flag ship in Furness’ back in the 80’s / 90’s.
Cyril has two sons and a daughter plus two grandchildren who he has ‘not spent enough time with over the years’, one of the many disadvantages of working in the licensed trade with its long and unsociable hours.
Asked what he will do when not running a busy pub and food outlet he replied “first I will have about a month of paper work and admin to catch up on, the ‘sleep’ a lot and visit my family more of course. “sleep deprivation is a curse of licensed trade” he added.
Cyril also hopes to visit Ewood Park, Blackburn more often to watch his beloved Blackburn Rovers, who have fallen upon hard times under the ownership of the Indian fast food giants, Venky’s.
Cyril would like to thank all his customers past and present and his staff over the years form their help and support, some who have been with him for almost 20 years.
Cyril’s last weekend begins on Friday 29th November with his last quiz night which will feature some extra prizes followed by a thank you buffet for the Ship customers and staff Wilf Proctor who runs the Friday night quiz has been quiz master for Cyril for over 10 years and hopes to continue under the new owners.
Asked what he liked about Barrow and what has kept him here for 26 years “the people and their humour, “after all you have to have a sense of humour to live in Barrow “only joking” Cyril quickly added. Also the hustle and bustle of modern life has passed Barrow by”.
Meals are being served as normal.
Friday Lunch 12 – 2.30
Evening Meals 4 till 9
Saturday Lunch 12 till 3.00
Evening Meals 4 till 9.00
Sunday Lunch all day 12 noon till 8.00
When Cyril will then hang up his Chef’s jacket – for the time being anyway !!
New proprietors of the Ship at Roose will be the experienced Darren and Amanda Johnson who currently have another Robinson’s establishment, The Coach House, Bentham, North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
They take over on the 3rd December.
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We have Sky and ESPN sports channels.
We show all the premier league matches, champions league and internationals. Also Rugby, Cricket, Golf and other major sports events.
These are shown on two large independant screens.
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Extensive Wine Menu
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