Michael Cosgrove has been the business owner of the Blue Bell Inn and Lodge in Desford since 2015, and I think it’s fair to say that despite the pub being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michael is busier than ever!
“The pub is the heart of this village and at times like these the people need each other and a central point.” says Michael, “we have tried to pull everyone together. We’ve set up a shop to support the village and using our suppliers we can source items like pasta, bread, milk that the big supermarkets are running out of. Many in the village fall into the vulnerable category and don’t want or need to be going out so we are delivering where we can and social distancing when people are collecting. It’s kept me busier than the pub did some days!”