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Shropshire Pub Owners Celebrate 10 Years at the Helm!

Ye Olde Punch Bowl Bridgnorth

Ye Olde Punch Bowl Bridgnorth

This month sees Nostalgia Inns, owned by the Giles family, celebrate their Tenth Anniversary at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn.

Since the purchase in 2005 they have invested in an on-going programme of refurbishment throughout, plus a number of initiatives including being the first AGA Carvery in the UK, as well as spending over £100,000 on new wedding facilities including an ornamental lake to launch their 2016 wedding packages. “It’s been a real roller-coaster of ten years,” comments owner and MD of Nostalgia Inns, Adam Giles. “When we purchased the pub in 2005 it was much loved by locals, but seriously in need of investment, so we have undertaken a complete top-to-toe refurbishment, replacing much of the structure of the building as well as on-going cosmetic improvements. Being such a busy pub means it under-goes a lot of wear and tear, so the ongoing project is crucial to maintain the high standards for our guests,” he continued. “We have certainly had our challenges with floods, fire and snow affecting trade, but every time we have pushed on and re-opened, bigger and better. Our customers are very loyal and travel from all over the country to experience our award-winning hospitality – giving us constant positive feedback, backed up by our national awards for customer service, innovation and, of course, our real ales – not to mention a few famous famous including BBC TV Star ‘Boycie” who we are proud to see as a regular visitor to our AGA Carvery”

Investments – With many pubs closing across the UK, the on-going investment of Nostalgia Inns means they are bucking the trend by growing year on year. “You have to keep investing in a business like this,” continues Adam “the next project we have undertaken is the purchase of the fields next door and the dual-lake and ornamental gardens we have created for our wedding guests – its beginning to look fantastic now that the plants are maturing. In July we will be opening the side of our Ludlow Suite, which seats up to 150 people for weddings and events, so guests can enjoy spectacular views across the Shropshire Hills. Our wedding guests will have exclusive access to the gardens and our ornamental Japanese-style bridge is the perfect location for their photos. A veranda is being installed in July – we can’t wait!” The team are also expanding with recruitment of chefs and front of house staff.

Wedding Offer – To celebrate their Tenth Anniversary, Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn is offering wedding guests the opportunity to save £1000 off the exclusive garden use package when booking their 2016 wedding. Further details can be seen on their website

Anniversary AGA Carvery Offer – Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn have sold over 750,000 meals to happy customers since opening in 2005. To celebrate they want to give something back to locals and guests: diners are invited to enjoy an award-winning three course AGA Carvery meal for just £10, available on midweek evenings during June. Guests will also have the opportunity to win an AGA meal for a party of ten at one of Ye Olde Punch Bowl’s legendary tribute nights! More on the Punch Bowl Inn Bridgnorth here

Punch Bowl Inn New Dual-Lake for Wedding Backdrops in Shropshire

Punch Bowl Inn New Dual-Lake for Wedding Backdrops in Shropshire


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