Published: 14:00, 20 May 2014 |
Updated: 17:57, 20 May 2014
Dreams of running a pub together have become a reality for one couple.
Sam Drury and Keiron Parrish were working in other industries before they decided to become the new licensees of the New Inn in Murston.
The 43-year-old mum-of-three said: “I was working as an estate agent and Keiron was working as a machine technician, and we both wanted to do something together which we felt passionate about.
“I have worked in pubs off and on since leaving school, and Keiron grew up in the pub trade, as his dad ran pubs all over Kent and Surrey. He also managed a country pub in the Elham Valley near Canterbury for several years, so has lots of experience.”
They looked at a variety of pubs around the county, before choosing the watering-hole.
Mr Parrish, 38, said: “Neither of us had visited Murston before, or remotely knew the area, but the first time we walked into the pub, we loved it. It had a really family friendly, community feel, and a great garden.
“When we heard that Shepherd Neame would be refurbishing the pub’s interior and exterior, the decision was made.”
The venue doesn’t currently serve food, but a selection of sandwiches, paninis and light basket meals will be offered once the work is completed.
The pair also plan to introduce live music nights and discos, as a new PA system is being installed as part of the refit.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.