Case studies

If you’re thinking of joining the Admiral Taverns community, but you’re not sure what to expect, then take a look at what our licensees have to say about running your own pub business and working with Admiral.

  • Luke & Rebecca Faux, The Valentine, Abergele

    “We run a pub that makes you feel at home”

    Meet Luke and Rebecca, two experienced landlords who always wanted to run The Valentine their way. The husband and wife team talk about what matters most to them, and how Admiral has provided the support they needed to make the pub a success.

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  • Fiona McLachlan & Tony Moss, The Griffin, Trevalyn

    “We’re a traditional pub with a twist”

    Meet Fiona and Tony. They’re the licensees at The Griffin, a country pub in Trevalyn. They talk to us about us how the Admiral Capital Expenditure programme helped them improve the appearance of their pub, attracting more customers and dramatically improving sales.

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  • Stuart Dowding & Mark Eaton, The Windmill, Loughborough

    “We’re a local pub with all the trimmings”

    Meet Stuart and Mark, who saw the potential for a food offering in their pub in Loughborough. They explain how Admiral helped them develop their ideas and get started, and the impact it's had on wet-led sales.

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  • Robin Copeman, Ye Olde Seven Stars, Kidderminster

    “I’m bringing beer and banter to my community”

    Meet Robin, he has been with Admiral since 2008. Robin is an inspired landlord bringing a pub to his community that not only offers quality local ales, but a friendly and welcoming place for all kinds of people. Robin speaks to us about his experience of being a landlord and working with Admiral.

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  • Laura & Mick Jackson, Boat Inn, Melton Mowbray

    “Award-winning real ale is our commitment”

    Meet Laura and Mick, they were committed to turning a once run-down pub into a valued place in their community. They are now proud to run an award-winning pub. Laura and Mick talk us through building their knowledge of fine cask ales and malt whiskeys, and how Admiral have supported them every step of the way.

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  • Joseph Carr, Royal Oak, Kington

    “Community sports are at the heart of my business”

    Meet Joe, he didn’t always know he wanted to be a pub landlord but discovered his passion to run his own business after talking to Admiral. Joe talks to us about building a career as a landlord and the support Admiral gave him to make his business a success.

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