Licensee Lorraine Hewitson celebrated her 40-year milestone behind the bar at the Lancashire-based coaching inn the Royal Oak, citing the "extended family" of the community as her favourite part of the job.
The impact from Heather Brandwood and the Bellflower team taking a dog-friendly approach has been felt not only within the pub but throughout the Marston’s group, providing a blueprint for other pubs in the company to follow.
With licenced premises permitted to open for two hours extra across the Platinum Jubilee weekend, pubs are pulling out all the stops with events ranging from beer festivals to art exhibitions, Rolls Royce rides to BBQs, and afternoon teas to fancy dress...
A number of on-trade figures, including a Great British Pub Awards finalist, have been recognised among celebrities, hospital workers and footballers in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to the industry and community.
Seafood Pub Company is planning to grow to up to 20 sites during the next few years, through a mixture of its eponymous concept and other “food formats”, founder Joycelyn Neve told MA300 delegates last month.