Mother and daughter team up with Admiral Taverns to reopen pub

By Georgina Townshend

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Fantastic opportunity: (l-r) Elsa Roberts-Jones and daughter Shannon Roberts-Simpson of the Albert Inn
Fantastic opportunity: (l-r) Elsa Roberts-Jones and daughter Shannon Roberts-Simpson of the Albert Inn

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Despite being a time when the number of women publicans is at a five-year low, a mother and daughter partnership has reopened a pub following a joint investment of £140,000 with pub company Admiral Taverns.

The Albert Inn, in the Welsh town of Caernarfon, threw open its doors last week after a "transformational refurbishment" by experienced licensees Elsa Roberts-Jones and daughter Shannon Roberts-Simpson.

The mother and daughter team has been running pubs for many years and took on the Albert Inn two years ago but only just opened.

Local to the area, they have reopened the pub as a social hub, which they plan to be home to pool and darts teams, and offer regular sports TV screenings and live entertainment at the weekends.

It is hoped the revitalised pub will be an "upbeat and exciting" venue for the locals and it has plans to introduce food in March to co-inside with the start of the busy tourist season in Caernarfon.

This will include traditional pub classics such home-made burgers, curry, lasagne, fish and chips, and daily specials of Welsh delicacies Lobsgows and cottage pie.

Fantastic ​opportunity

Roberts-Jones said: "The Albert Inn is a great pub in Caernarfon that is loved by locals and visitors.

"The refurbishment has been a fantastic opportunity to make this great community pub all the more special and we can’t wait to launch our new food and drink offer for everyone to try."

Admiral Taverns business development manager for Wales Sallyanne Sheil said: "We have a fantastic team in Elsa and Shannon who are very well known in the area and have a wealth of experience in the industry. We have been delighted to support them to achieve the ambitions for the Albert.

"It is a great local asset and we wish Elsa, Shannon and the team all the best for the opening night and the future."

Last year, The Morning Advertiser​ reported that the number of women licence holders fell​ by almost 44% in the past five years.

The data, published by The Change Group, said women were the "biggest losers" in the decline of public houses.

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