Soap Star Pulls A Pint
The owners of Silverdale Holiday Park in Cumbria were delighted to welcome a well-known local soap star to open their newly refurbished pub.
At a cost of £300,000, the family business has rescued The Royal in the nearby village of Silverdale, and brought the pub back to life after it stood empty for six years.
Emma Atkins, who plays Charity Dingle in Emmerdale, lives in the area and pulled the first official pint at The Royal’s celebration opening.
Owner Michael Holgate said that although Silverdale Holiday Park provides its own acclaimed restaurant, cafe and bar, guests occasionally fancy a change of scenery and, until recently, local options were rather limited.
“Although we bought The Royal with our own customers in mind, we’re delighted that it will also provide something of a social hub for the local community,” said Michael.