Lynn Mann is celebrating 30 years in charge of the Great Western in Barton and Tredworth, Gloucester. She moved to the Great Western, formerly known as The Plough in 1986, and since then she has made the traditional Alfred Street pub her home.
Visitors to the pub drink amongst a wealth of collectibles, varying from antique railway lamps and pictures of steam engines to vintage telephones; most of which are gifts from grateful customers. The pub earned its railway themed memorabilia because of its close proximity to the nearby train line and to this day old railway men frequently visit the pub. As for the regulars, Lynn offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, which is enjoyed by those from all walks of life, but particularly the local rugby fans from Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Lynn has dedicated her entire life to the pub trade; her parents acquired their first pub when she was four. And she’s delighted to have 30 years under her belt: “It's an achievement I am proud of. My dad would have been very proud of me. We've had a bit of a party to celebrate it which was nice. I've always loved it, it becomes a part of you. It's a way of life.
Alison Martinez, Business Development Manager commented: “The pub’s popularity is testament to Lynn’s tireless dedication and stewardship. She is a fantastic licensee, thirty years is a huge milestone, and we are honoured to celebrate it with her. Everyone at Admiral Taverns and the local community join me in passing on our thanks and wishing Lynn our very best for the future. The Great Western pub is a true pub gem.”