The Ring O'Bells at Thornton celebrates 20th anniversary milestone

PUBLISHED: 15:15 29 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:22 20 February 2013

Martin and Susan Ibbotson, Ronnie Bennett, Christine Bowland

Martin and Susan Ibbotson, Ronnie Bennett, Christine Bowland

Loyal customers and suppliers stretching back over two decades were guests of honour, as the Ring O'Bells at Thornton, Bradford, marked the start of its landmark 20th anniversary year with a celebratory lunch.

Customers and suppliers were guests of honour as the Ring OBells in Thornton, Bradford, marked the start of its 20th anniversary year with a celebratory lunch. The event was hosted by owners Clive and Ann Preston, 19 years to the day since they first took over the multi-award winning country pub and restaurant on September 22, 1992, during which time they have served approaching one million customers.


The 48 lunch guests enjoyed a nostalgia-themed three-course menu of popular dishes served up during the Prestons time at the Ring OBells. Both Clive and Ann paid tribute to steadfast customers, suppliers and staff. It is a momentous day. In 19 years, my feet have never touched the ground we have had a wonderful journey and a fantastic time, said Ann.

She presented gifts to two long-serving members of staff, restaurant manager Pauline Noble and part-time waitress Pam Croft, a teaching assistant at Keelham Primary School.

Photographs by Moule Media


Customers and suppliers were guests of honour as the Ring OBells in Thornton, Bradford, marked the start of its 20th anniversary year with a celebratory lunch. The event was hosted by owners Clive and Ann Preston, 19 years to the day since they first took over the multi-award winning country pub and restaurant on September 22, 1992, during which time they have served approaching one million customers.

The 48 lunch guests enjoyed a nostalgia-themed three-course menu of popular dishes served up during the Prestons time at the Ring OBells. Both Clive and Ann paid tribute to steadfast customers, suppliers and staff. It is a momentous day. In 19 years, my feet have never touched the ground we have had a wonderful journey and a fantastic time, said Ann.

She presented gifts to two long-serving members of staff, restaurant manager Pauline Noble and part-time waitress Pam Croft, a teaching assistant at Keelham Primary School.Photographs by Moule Media



The print version of this article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Yorkshire Life

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