A new pub has opened in one of Chorley's rapidly expanding villages.

The Mayor, Councillor Roy Lees, officially opened the War Horse, a family-friendly Hungry Horse pub.

The pub, located at the junction of Buckshaw Avenue and Ordnance Road in Buckshaw Village, has created around 70 full and part time jobs.

The Mayor cut a ceremonial ribbon, before taking a tour with pub managers Danny and Mandy Crilly.

Inside the pub has been given a contemporary look throughout with leather booth seating areas complete with their own TVs and impressive artwork on the walls relating to Chorley.

One such wall has images and details of the former Royal Ordnance Factory, which once stood on the site of the village and inspired the name of the War Horse.

Danny said: “We are really excited that the War Horse is finally open, the pub looks amazing and we cannot wait for local residents to come out to see it.

"We want the pub to be the centre of the community, with a welcoming atmosphere and something for everyone to enjoy.”

Danny and Mandy, plan to hold a variety of entertainment and events at the pub in future including quiz nights, theatre trips, open mic nights and mum and toddler groups.

Martin Tovee, operations manager for Hungry Horse, said: “I am confident that the War Horse is going to be a great addition to Chorley.

"Danny and Mandy have years of experience in the pub industry and have built an excellent and enthusiastic team. I am sure our customers will love them and the pub.”