Pub owners take on second pub with Everards

29 May 2020

Business owners of the Sir Robert Peel, John and Moira Rossiter are taking The Western pub in Leicester as their second Everards pub.

John and Moira have been in the trade for a long time and have had The Sir Robert Peel pub in Leicester with Everards since 2016.

John said “We’ve had so much support at the Peel over the years and have great customers that make our pub come alive.

We are passionate about proper pubs and want to keep another traditional pub alive and within its community, especially as pubs are and will continue to disappear and especially because of the current circumstances. We want to put The Western back onto the ‘real ale’ and pub circuit in the local vicinity, just like we have done here at the Peel.

We’ve also been chatting with the team that run ‘Upstairs at the Western’, a well loved and established theatre group who use the space above the pub, which sees 150 plus shows put on per season and hope to welcome them back when we open.”

Although all pubs are currently closed, John and Moira have the keys to The Western and are using this time to get everything in order and ready for opening the doors as soon as they are allowed to.

“We have been busy refreshing and doing some general maintenance at the Peel, together with planning for the opening of The Western.” shares John. “This current situation is a financial drain and has heightened anxiety for the future of our business due to the changes in the inevitable short and medium term of the economy, but we are very excited about The Western and can see just how much potential it has to be a great pub.”

Everards business relationship manager Martin Bailey has worked with John and Moira for a good few years now and says; “We are delighted that John and Moira will be taking on The Western. They have created a fantastic pub in The Sir Robert Peel and were worthy winners at our 2019 Everards Make a Difference Awards. They know the area and just what The Western needs, we have no doubt that their careful considered business sense along with their tenacity and fabulous personalities, they will guide the pub back to its rightful place at the heart of the local community.”


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