THE latest couple to take on the Robin Hood in Lambley say that their contract with the brewery will offer stability to the village.
The appropriately-named Paul Brew and partner Cheryl Hitch moved into the pub on 13 February, just 22 months after previous incumbents Vicky and Geoff Pemberton took on the reins.
The couple say they plan to continue many of the existing activities in the pub, with a weekly quiz night followed by Sticky 13s card game on Thursdays, live music a couple of times a month, and perhaps karaoke and open mic nights if there is local demand.
Critically, the couple inform dumbles.co.uk that they have a five-year retail agreement with Marstons “which hopefully will give the village the stability and confidence it needs in the pub again”.
Cheryl Hitch adds that the pub can be made available for a range of community activities: “We’d be happy to organise a bingo afternoon or evening, or perhaps a ‘knit and natter’ session for any crafty people out there”.
A beer festival is planned for the Easter weekend, along with a kids’ fun day on Easter Saturday with an egg hunt, raffle, colouring competition, Easter bonnet competition and other activities.
A Help for Heroes/Scotty’s fundraising fete is to be held on Sunday 3 May 2015 in the car park (inside if it’s wet), and stalls are available (10% of takings for the charities). Further details as they become available.
Cheryl extends the invitation to the wider community, with the dining room being available for local groups, charities, or committees to hold meetings.