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Colin and Sandra Meakin are set to proudly welcome all to the newly refurbished Inn for a Penny, Carlton's new 'Pub With a Buzz'.


Redevelopment work on the Inn for a Penny pub in Carlton has been completed, with the popular pub having been given an extensive refurbishment.

Builders moved in to start working on the transformation just 24 hours after the last pint was served and now the new management team, Colin and Sandra Meakin are set to proudly welcome all to the newly refurbished Inn for a Penny, Carlton’s new ‘Pub With a Buzz’.

Colin and Sandra started their careers in the licensed trade some 20 years ago working in management for Greene King but at that time, and with starting a family, they decided to leave and pursue other “family friendly” careers.

But the love of the pub life was already engrained and they always wanted to get back into what they both shared a passion for. Fast forward to July 2022 and they proudly opened The Hayloft, Giltbrook.

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Colin told Gedling Eye “Having a pub in the heart of a close community allowed us to be what a community pub should be. A safe, warm place that is there to support its community. A local “always happening” hive of entertainment, fun, friends and sport.

“With this mentality The Hayloft has grown from strength to strength and was a finalist for last year’s Franchise of the Year awards.

“Now we step forward to today as we ramp ourselves up to do it all again and turn the Inn for a Penny into Carlton’s local community hub and as you will see it really has undergone a transformation.”

Colin added “We have an excellent opening weekend of live entertainment planned for you and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

The new look pub opens on Thursday November 9 with live music from Andy Marlow.

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The drinks range will include favourites like Carling, Stella, Madri, Birra Moretti and San Miguel and there will be a simple food menu which includes pub classics like burgers, lasagne and an award winning steak and Ruddles ale pie.

The management team will also be celebrating the opening of their second venue with both the Inn for a Penny and The Hayloft offering free tea and coffee to on duty emergency service crews from Monday November 13 throughout the whole of winter.

The Inn for a Penny can be found at 146 Burton Road, Carlton. Further information can be found on their social media channel HERE.

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  1. When myself and my wife were manager and manageres in the early nighties it was a fantastic community hub very busy and fantastic to be a part of the penny, loads of special people that we will never forget ,hope the new couple will have as much enjoyment as we did.


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