Cherrie Rollerson is enjoying settling into her new role as Manager at The Old Coach House pub on Easthorpe, Southwell.

Having taken over a fortnight ago, Cherrie is looking for ways to get more involved in the community. Her plans include hosting more regular live music and growing the already-popular Sunday acoustic sessions, The Eternal Youth Club, with events dedicated to fundraising to help others. Regulars are currently being asked to list their favourite charities, which could be chosen to benefit.

Cherrie said she already knows of bands who would like to take part to get the ball rolling. "A different charity could benefit each time,"
she added.

Cherrie may be a familiar face to many having previously worked at the pub for landlord Dave Iremonger, before moving on to run The Bramley Apple. After a break Cherrie is ready to get back behind the bar and admits it's her calling. She's living at the pub with her son Joseph and enjoys relaxing and chatting with locals even when she's not working behind the bar.

Cherrie said: "I've already made loads of new friends and have contacted new local breweries who have not yet supplied the pub such as the fantastic Beermats Brewing Co. in Winkburn. The pub has such a great reputation for cask ales and I really hope I can amplify that."

The pub is continuing to stock beers that are already popular as well as getting in some new and exciting breweries that are causing a stir on
'the scene' such as Derbyshire's Pentrich Brewing Co. and Siren Brewery from Wokingham. As well as building on the excellent reputation for real ales Cherrie is hoping to entice more women into the pub too by introducing some wine and prosecco offers "I've already expanded our gin range in the two weeks I've been in charge and am looking to organise a gin tasting evening in the new year. This along with some other bits of activity should make it a pub for everybody to feel welcome in."

The Old Coach House will remain dog-friendly and intend to enter the Dog-Friendly awards next year, won this year by The Lion at Basford in
Nottingham.

Currently open from 5pm Monday to Friday and from 12noon Saturday and Sunday there will be no changes this side of Christmas but expect to see
some earlier opening times in the new year! For more details visit their Facebook page The Old Coach House Southwell or tel. 01636 813289.