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Hard work? Of course. But rewarding? Absolutely.What's it like running your own pub?

The BlackHorse, Aylestone

Alan and SarahThe Black Horse

Alan and Sarah run the Black Horse in Ayelstone and despite being experienced in the pub trade they found this pub difficult to settle in to at first, but hear how they worked through it to have a popular pub that they love!

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The Stamford Arms

Brian RigbyThe Stamford Arms

How do you go from being ready to travel the world; bags packed and money in the bank to deciding to get into the pub trade overnight? Well fast forward 20 years as Brian Rigby who runs The Stamford Arms, a hugely successful village pub in the heart of Groby shares his story with us...

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Alan Pickersgill, The Brunswick Inn Derby

Alan and PhilippeThe Brunswick Inn

A former retail manager, Alan has worked in pubs now for 13 years. Within a year of taking on The Brunswick , it was unrecognisable, winning CAMRA Pub of the Year for two consecutive years!

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Dan Wiles - The Dove

Dan WilesThe Dove

Dan Wiles was just 29-years-old, but even then, his impressive CV told the story of a young man steeped in the ways of pubs, catering and pub management. Everards had chosen him specifically to take over this Leicester Pub.

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White Horse Banbury

Ken and EileenThe White Horse

When Ken and Eileen took the reins at The White Horse on April 1st, 2015 - “the date seemed entirely appropriate,” says Ken. They were ready to take on any tom foolery and tricks they needed to, in order to get this pub where they envisioned it - at the heart of its community.

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The Stag, Barkston

Sam and Mike LoveridgeThe Stag, Barkston

It took Sam and Mike Loveridge EIGHT years to get behind the bar of The Stag at Barkston. Let's find out why...

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Blue Bell Desford

Michael CosgroveThe Blue Bell Inn

Michael Cosgrove would not be sitting here today - landlord of The Blue Bell Inn; happy, content, a staff of 20 and still planning new ventures for this pub he's turned around in a year-and-a-half - if it hadn’t been for a fast ball he misread at a cricket match a few years ago.

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