Case Studies

We have worked with over 500 pubs since 2001 and have lots of experience, ideas and inspiration to share with you. Here you will find some case studies that feature a range of different initiatives. You will find that many operators may be happy to share their experiences with you if you wish to make direct contact. They are all immensely proud of the things they have achieved.

Latest Case Studies

Saracen’s Head, Shirley near Ashbourne

Background The Saracen’s Head is a long established and highly successful pub/restaurant in the village of Shirley, which is approximately 5 miles from Ashbourne in Derbyshire.  Recent awards include “Derbyshire Pub of the Year 2017”, “Derby Food and Drink Award 2017 – Best Out of Town Category” and “Derbyshire Best Gastro Pub 2017”.  Robin Hunter…

Half Moon, Rushall, Norfolk

BACKGROUND The Half Moon is situated in Rushall, Norfolk – a small rural village 8 miles from Diss, and had been closed for over 12 months when Sarah Campbell-Jones and husband Ray Paul took over ownership in September 2017. This 17thcentury pub has extra meaning for Sarah whose family used the pub for all their…

Duke of Marlborough, Somersham, Suffolk

BACKGROUND The Duke of Marlborough is situated in the rural village of Somersham in Suffolk but sadly closed in 2014. There then followed a long campaign by the community to prevent the pub being de-licensed and the site turned into residential use. The community raised £300,000 to buy the pub and after a two-and-a-half-year battle…