Raise a glass as pub cel­e­brates 30 great years

Fam­ily fun day at The Brook­house

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

A MUCH-LOVED Hayes pub is set to mark its 30th an­niver­sary later this month and to cel­e­brate the mile­stone own­ers Gary and Sarah Gilchrist will be host­ing a huge fam­ily fun day and are hop­ing the com­mu­nity will join in.

Gary took over the pub in King­shill Av­enue aged 28, when a friend ‘parachuted’ him into Hayes with the task of run­ning a ma­jor pub.

With the sup­port of lo­cals the pub has man­aged to raise over £200,000 for great causes over the last 30 years.

Gary, 57, said: “I came to The Brook­house as a young 28-year-old, un­mar­ried, no chil­dren and look at me now.

“Lit­tle did I know tak­ing on The Brook­house would be the chal­lenge of a life­time.

“If you had said to me I would be here in 30 years time I would have laughed in your face.”

The fam­ily fun day on Sat­ur­day July 30 will in­clude a bouncy cas­tle, face paint­ing, a ma­gi­cian and a bar­be­cue for all ages to en­joy.

Gary and Sarah will be help­ing to raise more money for a fan­tas­tic cause too.

Reg­u­lars at The Brook­house, Tara and Kirk Brown lost their two-year-old son Dy­lan to Mi­to­chon­drial Dis­or­der and Car­diomy­opa­thy.

The cou­ple now have a daugh­ter called Olivia and any money raised will go to char­ity.

Gary added: “I would like to sin­cerely thank all my loyal reg­u­lars who have sup­ported me from day one – you all know who you are.

“With­out your sup­port I would also not still be here.”

The big day kicks off at mid­day and there are also set to be some big name celebri­ties at­tend­ing, who are be­ing kept se­cret for now.

n PARTY PUB: All are wel­comed to The Brook­house to cel­e­brate the fam­ily fun day

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