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Business owner Moira said, “We got the keys to The Western about a year ago. It was a pub we were keen to take on as our own, so when the opportunity came up, we were very excited and could see just how much potential the pub had to bring something exciting to the local community.

We took The Western on during the first lockdown, not realising the doors would be closed this long. It’s been a difficult and uncertain time for us, just like it has for everyone in hospitability. We have such great plans for The Western and so much passion for the pub industry, but with no money coming in through either of our pubs, at times it’s been a struggle to stay positive. Everards have been fantastic during this time, as we know they would be after having the Sir Robert Peel with them for five years. And, together we decided now was the right time to transform The Western and undergo the revamp, which has sparked our excitement once again. The pub is looking great as we see it change daily and we can’t wait to welcome the local community to their new pub this summer.”

Steve Russell, Business Relationship Manager at Everards added; “With new and very experienced business owners John and Moira at the helm, The Western is set to be put back at the heart of the local community.

The introduction of a contemporary café area with its own entrance creates an additional offer to back up its traditional beer and spirit business and will offer an additional service for the theatre patrons.”

You can follow the progress of The Western on their Facebook page where John and Moira are sharing their journey week-by-week.

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