BEEP BEEP: Local pub makes way for Classic Car Gathering

The Ox and Plough, a local community pub in Washington, Tyne and Weir is gearing up for their first ever classic car gathering this bank holiday weekend to raise money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

The gathering takes place on Monday 7th May from 10am until 4pm where between 30-60 classic vintage cars, from before the year 2000, will be parking up at the Ox and Plough and drivers will showcase their beautiful vintage vehicles. Guests can also enjoy a delicious BBQ and sandwiches on the day from the pub’s kitchen.

The family fundraising event has something for everyone with a fantastic range of activities happening throughout the day. Locals can enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, kids entertainment, a live auction and live music from local band, the ‘Sponge Divers’ at 4pm. The auction promises some fantastic prizes including a weekend away, free hair cuts and no parking tickets.

Licensee Ian Farrell and his partner Lauren Clay have been running the pub since November 2017.  Lauren’s family run local businesses in the area and together the couple have firmly established the pub as a family friendly hub for the local community.

Commentating Ian Farrell, licensee at the Ox and Plough said: 

“The car gathering is a first for us and we are really excited to be welcoming car enthusiasts from all over the country to the Ox and Plough. The day has generated a great deal of interest amongst the community. The Bradley Lowry foundation is a cause close to our hearts and we are keen to raise a significant sum on the day to support the great work they do.”

Commentating on the event, Steve Birkett, Business Development Manager for Northumberland said: 

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the Ox and Plough to hold this fundraising day. They are expecting around 60 cars from across the country for what will be a superb event.

There has been no stopping the pub since it’s new food offer launched over the Easter weekend. It is a great local asset and we wish Ian and the team all the best for the day.”

Notes to Editors

Admiral Taverns (“Admiral”), the UK’s number one community pub group. Head quartered in Chester, the Group operates a national estate of 845 predominantly wet-led community pubs.

Admiral’s unique operational approach has earnt industry recognition in recent years with the Group awarded Best leased and Tenanted Pub Company in 2013 and 2016 and ranked highly commended as Best Community Pub Operator in 2017.

The Group has also been consistently highly rated by licensees in the industry’s independent annual survey the MCA Tenant Track exceeding the scores of all of its national peers.