“We’ve more than tripled the take here in the past few years,” says Jez. “it’s a good pub, with lovely food and a good reputation.”
Langar is a small, pretty village on the rural fringe of the Vale of Belvoir. “There are only about 200 houses - but people come from all over Notts, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire because of the food, the gardens, the real fires in the winter - and they know it’s a good pub,” says Jez.
“I still enjoy it - I enjoy being a father, too. The key, I think, is to make sure the pub doesn’t run me, that I run the pub.
“I’ve just employed a full-time general manager. The key to running a successful pub is to always, always keep thinking of new ideas.
“With someone running the day-to-day business, I hope that will give me more time to think of those ideas and implement them - and more time with my family, too.”