Widnes Welcomes Pesto in a Pub!
Pesto in a Pub is coming to Widnes Monday April 30th.
Just five months after opening Pesto in a Pub at the Cabbage Hall in Tarporley, Cheshire, we are delighted to announce the opening of our second Pesto in a Pub in Farnworth, Widnes.
Now, if you’re not familiar with Farnworth we’ve got some rather fascinating historical facts for you in this weeks blog, and in the coming days we’ll be adding pics of our stunning new Pesto in a Pub!
Farnworth village can be traced back to 1180, when a chapel dedicated to St Wilifrid was founded in the centre, although the earliest documentation dates back to 1352, when Henry, Duke of Lancaster established a hallmote court (a ye olde way of saying a fancy court) for the manor of Widnes.
Farnworth is a village with a mystical history; according to folklore, in medieval times the village came under threat from a griffin – a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. The village blacksmith fought and killed the griffin, and was henceforth aptly dubbed ‘Bold’, which is apparently the origin of the local noble family Bold, who have a griffin incorporated in their family coat of arms.
Five-hundred or so years on the village remains griffin free, but should there be an expected griffin attack, Pesto in a Pub Widnes is the ideal place to settle down with a delicious meal and cold refreshing pint after a successful griffin slaying session.
In other Pesto news this week, we’ve got our fingers and toes crossed for Pesto Glasgow who have been nominated in the Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards in the Best New Restaurant category!
The awards take place this Sunday at Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel – we’ll announce how our Glasgow team fared on the Pesto Glasgow Facebook page on Monday – http://www.facebook.com/pestoglasgow