Keep your eyes on the skies this weekend as witches return to Pendle on a secret pumpkin mission for the Barley Mow.

While the official re-opening of the village pub-restaurant is on Monday, November 10th, following an extensive renovation, its new owners at the Seafood Pub Company couldn’t let Hallowe’en go unnoticed in such a fitting location.
As such, they are holding a Hallowe’en pumpkin trail in the village on Saturday this week, and will be opening the pub’s doors at 5-30pm on Friday, 31st October for drinks and a select menu for locals and Hallowe’en revellers – with a prize for the best fancy dress costume.

Matt Ward, general manager of the Barley Mow, said: “We know how important Barley is in the story of the Pendle Witches so we have asked some friendly witches to get on their broomsticks to help us hide some special pumpkins in secret locations around the village this Sunday, October 26th.

“These pumpkins will contain vouchers for food or drink to be redeemed at the Barley Mow. We are looking forward to seeing where people find the pumpkins that our witches have hidden and to welcoming the winning pumpkin hunters to the Barley Mow as we open its doors.”

“We are really excited about finally opening our doors to customers and showing them what we have done to the Barley Mow,” said Matt. “We have invested a lot of time and money into creating a welcoming atmosphere at the pub for locals and visitors to Pendle and we are looking forward to serving them our new proper pub menu.”

Matt and his team will be out and about in the village, planting pumpkins and posting clues via social media channels. And he did hint that one of the pumpkins might well be an uphill trek….

To make a booking at the Barley Mow, call 01282 690868.

For further information please contact Claire Brannon on 07443 653319 or email