A traditional pub in the market town of Yarm is home to Publicans Barbara Caygill and Peter Rafferty who have recently celebrated their 30 year-anniversary running The Cleveland Bay Hotel.
Labelled as one of the world’s first purpose-built railway pubs, The Cleveland Bay, or The New Inn, as it was first known, opened its doors almost two centuries ago in October 1825.
Situated at the centre of two main roads, between Stockton and Eaglescliffe, The Cleveland Bay is a superb community local with a strong and loyal customer base. With its traditional charm and quintessential characteristics as well as snug and lounge area and fabulous beer garden, it’s no surprise that the pub has such a great following.
Beloved Publicans Barbara and Peter have been at the helm for 30 years after taking over the traditional boozer on the 7th of June 1993. Their pub is well-known across the town and regularly plays host to fundraising and sporting events, and more recently a school reunion, with Barbara and Peter always enthusiastic to get involved and support their local community.
Each week is jam-packed with fun events including monthly gatherings for Yarm Motorcycle Club, Thursday quiz nights, live music on Fridays and sports across the weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
To mark this momentous occasion, Barbara and Peter have been presented with an honorary plaque, flowers and champagne by their Punch Pubs & Co. Operations Manager, Paul Hutchinson who celebrated the duo’s magnificent service.
Paul said: “It is an absolute pleasure to present this plaque to Barbara and Peter, they run a fantastic Pub and are very well-known and loved in their community. It’s great to see The Cleveland Bay continue to thrive and I wish them both many more years of success.”