Stevenage landlord wins pub award

A PUB landlord from Comet country has been chosen from over 2,000 landlords nationwide to receive an award.

Harry Stokes and his wife Glynis, who have run the Saint Nicholas pub in Canterbury Way, Stevenage, for the past two years, have been awarded the Admiral Taverns Achievement Award.

Harry, who left his job running a chauffeur company to work in the pub trade, said: “The pub had been closed for some time when we first arrived, and we wanted to turn it back into a thriving business that contributed to the local community.

“One of the main changes we’ve made is to turn the former pool room into a breakfast caf�.”

The 62-year-old added: “It’s proved really popular with the locals as there isn’t really anywhere else in the area providing a similar service.”

Peter Smith, business development manager for Admiral Taverns, said: “Harry and his wife are fantastic role models for anyone who’s ever wanted to run a pub.

“Their unique approach to running the St Nicholas has established the pub as the hub of the community.”

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