Newsletter July 2015

New era at the Foresters Arms!

We told you in the last newsletter that Lesley and Keith Sharpe had agreed to become our new tenants at the Foresters, we are delighted to tell you now that the new era has started as from 27th July 2015, as they are in and running the pub and we wish them every success in their new life at the Foresters Arms. We asked them to contribute a little something for the newsletter and this is what they had to say:

Keith and Lesley Sharpe, an introduction:

“It is with great pleasure, that as your new tenants, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Keith and Lesley, and we come to the Foresters with over 5 years’ experience in the licencing trade. Previous to this we were in the retail industry, running our own home and gift store in the North East, and prior to that we were both Sales Managers, Keith in mobile communications, and Lesley in waste management. So we have a diverse background.

We are from Durham, but have been in Yorkshire for about five years. We are excited about taking over the running of such a beautiful pub. Following Kimberly and Allan will not be easy, as they have done a fantastic job. However we are looking forward to putting our own stamp on the place. As the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Any changes that we do make will be gradual and subtle, so the dynamics of The Foresters Arms will remain.

We know many of you are regular customers anyway, and some are further afield. Either way, we very much look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks.

Oh! Did we mention Barney? The Foresters will also have a new pub dog. Barney was born in a pub, and has been brought up in pubs, and everyone loves Barney.

So that’s us. See you soon.”

We need also to recognise the contribution made to our community pub by Kimberley and Allan Bereton, our very first tenants, who back on Christmas Eve 2011 opened the Foresters Arms for us after almost a year of renovation and refurbishment. To say they hit the ground running is an understatement, we could not have wished for a better couple to take the reins of a brand new business.

Their foresight and innovation over the activities, events and functions offered to the community as well as serving excellent beer and food has been an absolute credit to them and has made our pub the success it is today. We are sure you will want us to convey our heartfelt thanks to Kimberley and Allan and all their staff for doing a great job for us. We all wish them every success in whatever they do next!

We remind you that this year’s AGM will be on 8th September, 2015 at Coverdale Memorial Hall, Carlton and will start at 7.30pm. We urge all of you to try and make it if you can.

Finally, we never tire of thanking all you shareholders for your continued financial support for the community pub that you own and we just steer in a straight line on your behalf and also for the support you give to the pub itself by walking through the door occasionally.

Oh yes and a big welcome to Barney!

Best regards,

Coverdale Community Pub Limited Management Committee