Neil was born in North Nottinghamshire in 1965 and started helping out in pubs as a glass collector. It wasn’t long before the pub life became his career goal and with the help from a couple of mentors who worked for Whitbread at the time, the life of a publican had begun. Neil embarked on a crazy journey that saw him move home more times than he can remember, each time taking on a new challenge in another broken down pub, or managing the opening of a shiny new pub in a city centre. Sometimes the job was to open a whole new brand of pub or bar, most of the time role was very exciting, but also very much blood, sweat and tears hard graft. As Neil approachers the final few years serving beer and food to what feels like millions of people, he has a story to tell, secrets to spill, so has has written it all down.
The Bitterest PLC To Swallow
If you’ve ever worked in a pub, currently work in one, or simply have an interest in the history and evolution of pubs, Neil’s book is a must-read. In this insightful and entertaining memoir, Neil shares his experiences and observations about working in local estate pubs during a time when they ...