Archie & Maureen are celebrating their one year anniversary at The Plough in Clacton-on-Sea. Having run pubs for the last fifteen years, each one being taken on when run down and failing, Archie thinks this might be their last! I caught up with them during the brief recent heatwave and asked, why?
Archie, you say this is going to be your last pub – why?
“Well you might not have noticed, but we’re not spring chickens any more, taking on a failing pub that’s in a bit of a state and building up a business is a lot of work! We’ve done it with the last three!”
So, what’s the plan then?
“I think we’ll stick with this one. We moved here originally because we’ve family here, we like the area and we wanted to be near the coast. Also, our relationship with Punch is great; we’ve had pubs with three different pub companies and they are by far the best, so we don’t want to lose that relationship.”