Meet the man behind the all new Woolpack in York

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A man who knows pubs – and music: Steve Bradley
He’s a familiar face to anyone in York who likes a good pint and a live band. Steve Bradley, who only a few months ago left the Fulford Arms, is to return behind the bar at the relaunched Woolpack.

YorkMix revealed in June that it was all change at the Woolpack on Fawcett Street, York.

The pub had become a live music hub but owners Paul Crossman and Jon Farrow revealed it was no longer financially viable for it to continue like this.

Paul said that the Woolpack would close in August, to be “resurrected at the start of October in a different form, but one which will please a great many people”.

Now Steve has announced via Facebook that he is to take over in October.

But despite his policy of bringing some great bands and singers to the Fulford Arms, this doesn’t mean the Woolpack will be gigging as before.

“The pub will be a little different to how it is now,” he said.

“It will focus on being a local pub with a great selection of local real ales at competitive prices.

“Live music may feature occasionally but it will cease to be a venue so please don’t pester for gigs.”

Steve mentioned that a Britpop evening and DJ nights might be in the works come October.

The news was greeted with enthusiasm by York pubgoers on Facebook. “This is ace news,” said Rhona Cruickshank.

“Excellent news – good luck Steve,” added Gill Warner. By 10.30pm the news already had 100 likes on Facebook.

Steve has delighted readers of YorkMix with his opinions and reminiscences in the past. Perhaps we can persuade him to put fingers to keyboard again…