So­cial hub set in a great lo­ca­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PUB OF THE YEAR -

APUB de­scribed as a ‘good hub’ for the com­mu­nity has been nom­i­nated for our Pub of the Year award.

The Crown, in Ley Hill, has been nom­i­nated for our Pub of the Year award.

Land­lord Ai­dan McCarthy said: “We’re very pleased to be nom­i­nated. I think what makes us great is we have great drinks, we have great food and the cus­tomers are all re­ally nice, they’re all the com­mu­nity type. Lots of peo­ple know each other and get on well, we’re a good hub for the lo­cal area.

“We also host beer fes­ti­vals and we have events for ev­ery­one.

“That’s one thing about The Crown, we wel­come ev­ery­one, we don’t have a par­tic­u­lar crowd. We have ev­ery­one from fam­i­lies to young­sters.

“We’re also in a great lo­ca­tion, es­pe­cially in the sum­mer.”

Mr McCarthy thinks it is im­por­tant peo­ple sup­port their lo­cal pubs. Land­lord Ai­dan McCarthy, inset, and with Alis­tair Clegg at the Lay Hill Beer Fes­ti­val

He added: “They’re a great place to meet peo­ple and to go and have so­cial events and din­ners.

“I think with­out hav­ing pubs in the area, peo­ple are miss­ing a great op­por­tu­nity to meet peo­ple. Peo­ple come here and have their own events, moth­ers have meet­ings here, we’re just a gen­eral so­cial hub. It’d def­i­nitely be a shame if pubs didn’t ex­ist, it’s wor­ry­ing with so many closing.”

The pub re­cently put on its seco sec­ond May Beer Fes Fes­ti­val, which fe fea­tured more th than 20 real a ales and c ciders, as well as live mu­sic and a bar­be­cue. The pub also joins forc forces with neigh­bour­ing venue The Swan to put on a free three-day beer and mu­sic fes­ti­val over the Au­gust bank hol­i­day week­end.

Thou­sands of peo­ple are ex­pected to flock to the 10th Ley Hill Beer and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val tak­ing place on Satur­day, Au­gust 29 to Mon­day, Au­gust 31.

The fes­ti­val will host a va­ri­ety of live mu­sic both in­side and out­side the pubs, as well as more than 60 real ales and ciders, a bar­be­cue and a hog roast.

The pub also hosts a weekly poker night on a Wed­nes­day from 7.30pm and a quiz ev­ery Sun­day from 8.30pm. It also hosts oc­ca­sional live mu­sic with Ir­ish mu­sic night Shindig tak­ing place on the third Fri­day of the month from 8.30pm.

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