It has already proved very popular with the people of Kenilworth as well as having people playing the quiz in countries as far away as Spain, Mexico and Australia!
“It really has been a bit of a roller-coaster," says Jonathan. “With the highs of opening our doors, meeting the great people of our community and seeing happy smiling faces in our new pub, to quickly having to close the doors again and now we stand here in our empty pub today. It certainly wasn’t in our plan!"
"We have only been working with Everards for a short time, but from the start, we put a lot of work into making sure both of our company’s values were aligned. We knew that Everards would be a great brewery to partner with and they have proven to be the right partner for us. From our first meeting with the team to the day we opened and even today, they have been welcoming and supportive. Our partnership with this long-serving family business has really helped take the pressure and worry out of this uncertain time and has allowed us to continue to focus on the future." shares Marc.
"We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic messages of support we have received from guests, residents of Kenilworth, visitors, friends and family, which has helped us to stay positive.
Unfortunately, we don’t know how long this will last, but we will come through it. We’re all in this together. The Virgins & Castle has been a pub for 457 years and we’d like to keep that going for many more years…!” said Jonathan.
“We just want to thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to another re-opening in the not too distant future…and our customers know, we throw a great opening party!!”
You can join The Virgin’s & Castle for Kenilworth’s ‘Oldest Pub’ Quiz every Tuesday at www.facebook.com/virginsandcastle
We find ourselves in exceptional times and our independent business owners are showing their exceptional qualities, like Marc and Jonathan, who are keeping the pub spirit alive with their popular pub quiz. Do you think you could be at the hub of your community and adapt in challenging times like Marc and Jonathan?
If you would like to find out more about owning a pub business, give the team a call on 0116 201 4260 or check out what current pub business opportunities are available here