The leased, tenanted and franchise division of Greene King brewed the new beer to be served in the Greyhound, Ixworth, to mark to occasion and help locals celebrate operators Colin and Sue Pearce’s 40-years behind the bar.
Additionally, in recognition of Colin and Sue’s time at the Greyhound, Greene King Pub Partners managing director Wayne Shurvinton presented the publicans with a specially made plaque alongside a gift.
Shurvinton said: “It is an honour to present Colin and Sue with this plaque in recognition of their 40 years’ operating the Greyhound.
“It is a monumental accomplishment and one fitting of such an inspiring couple who do so much for the local community. I look forward to many more years of our partnership with them.”
The couple first took on the Greyhound, which has three bars and a restaurant area as well as a snug, in 1982 with Colin, then aged 27, having left his job working as a storeman and fork-lift driver in nearby Mildenhall to operate the pub alongside wife Sue.
Under their stewardship, the Greyhound, situated on Ixworth’s high street, has been at the centre of community life in the town, with a great record of raising money for charity and hosting events for the local area.
This comes as Greene King Pub Partners opened its “milestone” 20th Hive Pub site following a £450,000 investment.
Colin and Sue said: “What pubs serve may have changed a lot over the last 40 years, but they are still and always will be the hub of the local community.
“Be it serving locals on a regular basis or hosting events and charity fundraisers, running the Greyhound for the people of Ixworth is an absolute privilege.”