The last 10 years has been a very difficult time to run a pub but one licensee is bucking the trend and gearing up to celebrate a landmark anniversary of running the Eagle on Bolton Street in Chorley.
Linda Treadwell, 55, is celebrating 10 years of being in charge of one of the town’s most popular pubs. She took over the lease of the Admiral Taverns pub in 2004 after working behind the bar as a barmaid for her brother.
The Eagle, or The Little Eagle as it’s commonly known by locals is a hive of local sporting activity. It is home to Eagle FC, a darts team, a dominoes team and hosts the Chorley Super League darts matches in the newly refurbished function room.
Having lived in the area all her life Linda knows how important the pub is to the community. “Running this place on my own is really hard work but the locals are great. We have a good mix of ages that enjoy drinking in here and the atmosphere when we have a DJ playing is brilliant.”
Linda hosted a party on Saturday 8th December to commemorate her 10 years behind the bar and everyone was welcome: “It was a great night, it always is! When we’ve got DJs playing and there is a real party feel in here.”
John York, Admiral Tavern’s Business Development Manager for Lancashire said: “It’s a great achievement for Linda to have been in the Eagle 10 years. She runs a great pub and I hope she will be running it for another 10 years."