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New landlady lays out ambitious plans for well-loved Calverton pub The Admiral Rodney

"Pubs are known for serving a few pints but they're oh so more now, and they need to be to stay open, they're integral to our villages."

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Calverton resident Hannah Lloyd will become the new landlady of The Admiral Rodney as it opens it’s doors under new management on Thursday, November 16 followed by a live music launch night on Friday, November 17.

The new landlady of one of Calverton’s most well-loved pubs shared her big plans for the future of the pub with Gedling Eye.

Hannah who first moved to Calverton as a fifteen year old and then returned four years ago knows the village very well. Indeed she now lives on the same road as The Admiral Rodney with her husband and child.

Hannah is also the Owner / Licensee of popular Oxton pub, Ye Olde Bridge Inn, sitting a few miles away on Gedling Borough’s borders.

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Hannah said “We were on the search for a sister venue for The Bridge and when Everards Brewery suggested The Admiral Rodney as a second venue for myself I thought – I know Calverton as a village very well and I also love being a publican, so I thought, lets give it a go.

“Calverton is a growing Village and hopefully with some renovations, a lick of paint and the background and experience I have, I can create a new space and great pub for the village to enjoy.

“We’ll be opening early, Monday to Friday mornings at 9.30am for post school run coffees, brunch, or for a place to work from home and change the scenery from your house! We’ll be serving food 7 days a week, we’ll have acoustic live music every weekend and we will be hosting family days with live music and activities in the summer.

“We’ve got a football table going in for the kids and also a little room with some bits for those smaller family members too.

“We’ve extended the bar offering and will have 5 craft rotational ales, taking us to 13 lines, including our Lagers and Ciders and we’ve created a signature cocktail menu to compliment our shot menu too!

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“Of course we will be dog and child friendly (we will have a dog menu and children’s menu for that matter too) and we plan to extend the beer garden in February next year to create a bigger social space.”

Hannah added “Running a pub in 2023 is challenging, we’ve seen increased excruciating costs across the board, but pubs are part of our lives and our communities, they’re where we meet family and friends casually, for special occasions, for a quick pint or because we’re hungry and we want someone else to do the cooking for us. 

“Next year we’ll introduce Toddler Mornings and Quiz Nights too and there is a few other things up our sleeve. Pubs are known for serving a few pints but they’re oh so more now, and they need to be to stay open, they’re integral to our villages.”

The Admiral Rodney can be found on Main Street, Calverton, NG14 6FB and more information can be found on their website HERE.

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