A popular pub manager in a Lancashire town is being praised for working alongside Hawthorn Leisure to prevent the closure of a landmark venue.

The Squirrel Pub in High Wycombe has been ranked as the number one pub in Buckinghamshire, just two years after it was closed down and boarded up.

Award-winning pub company Hawthorn Leisure has bolstered its recently-integrated operations team by recruiting a new director.

When Rob Stimson took on the Bedfordshire pub he used to drink in, little did he know he would still be running it 30-years-later.

A pair of young entrepreneurs have added to their growing portfolio after teaming-up with award-winning Hawthorn Leisure to reopen a community pub in the village where one of them was born and brought up.

Two young entrepreneurs have added to their growing pub portfolio and turned a former Glasgow steak house into Mr Wu’s – an Asian-themed venue they describe as a ‘kitchen disco’.