The Broadway Hotel

John McDonnell. The Broadway Hotel, Dunscroft​​​

Set in an ex mining area it is the only pub in the village that serves the community. We have an outside grassed area for family visits at the front of the pub with a large beer garden to the rear with childrens’ play area. We cater for all activities with an option to self-cater or we provide catering for all family functions and can also provide entertainment to suit the occasion. Children are permitted in the lounge area of the pub at restricted times which can be tailored to suit any occasion. Free WiFi is available and we show Sky Sports on 4 giant TV screens.

We have regular visits from grandsons Jamie and Gavin, boxing legends in the area and current World Champions. All young people are encouraged to visit for photograph / autograph sessions. We Fund raise for The Teenage Cancer Trust at Weston Park, Sheffield on regular occasions and contribute around £2,000.00 annually to the trust. I am chairman of the local Pub Watch group and hold meetings in the pub on a monthly basis. If a local youngster is getting out of hand in the community I have a talk to them before they attract the attention of the Pub Watch and put them to right.

We hold organised charity events for worthy causes. We encourage the under 18's to be responsible people with the initiative of meeting Jamie or Gavin on a face to face basis. We organise all types of family entertainment and fund raise for our local Taikwando club of which my young grandson Owen (10 years old )is British Champion and was the youngest ever black belt First Dan in the UK. Owen lives on the premises with my daughter Colette and young sister Eve. Eve (8 years old) is a gymnast and represents Yorkshire. They both give regular exhibitions on Taikwando and Gymnastics respectively.

I would use the money to promote sport in our area for all young people to benefit from. If I won a major prize I would donate the extra money to our local Health Surgery to buy equipment for treating breathing problems etc which is very much needed in the area.