Alan returned to the pub, a stone’s throw from Derby’s railway station on Station Terrace, and set about proving them wrong. It’s not easy turning a failing pub into a successful one. “But it’s not rocket science either,” says Alan. They’d done it before. You start at the beginning, he says. You get the basics right.
Within a year, The Brunswick Inn was unrecognisable. The Brunswick didn’t just win Pub of the Year 12 months after Alan took over. It won the coveted award the following year, too. It’s the only boozer to win the crown back-to-back.
The pub now serves food and has won back its place in The Good Pub Guide. It now offers 25 different ales and was awarded the 'Best for Cider' title at the Great British Pub Awards 2019.