Volunteer Inn landlords celebrate five years in business

PUBLISHED: 09:28 22 March 2017

L-R Aled Foley, Hannah Cureton, Mike and Jacqui Down, Charlotte Wills, Gemma Luscombe

L-R Aled Foley, Hannah Cureton, Mike and Jacqui Down, Charlotte Wills, Gemma Luscombe

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It is cheers all round at the Volunteer Inn as its landlords celebrate five years in business.

Jacqui and Mike Down took over the pub in March 2012 with a view to revitalising it as a traditional town centre pub.

Jacqui said: “So much has changed since we decided to give the Volunteer a new lease of life.

“From a rather rundown location, the pub has turned into a vibrant meeting place.”

The couple thanked their loyal customers and staff for helping to make the venture a success.

They also announced their hopes to extend the kitchen to include a walk-in fridge freezer and install disabled toilets.

Mike added: “There’s so much more we’re planning to do but, of course, it takes time to get the necessary work done when you’re running a business at the same time.

“You have to carefully plan to make sure the next steps are the right ones.”


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