I myself am a chef with 26 years experience in various areas of the hospitality industry and with the support of my fantastic partner and my family I took the plunge back in November 2017 to purchase my dream business. A pub on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the ‘Crown and Anchor’ Inn.
A great British Institution
Steeped in history, and dating back to 1827, she stands boldly against the back drop of a 15th century priory on an Island only passable by a tidal causeway, for a few hours per day. Stood at the heart of a small village with approximately 100 something residents and one of only two remaining pubs from an original ten. I am believed to be the thirteenth licensee over the past 193 years.The thirteenth licensee? In the current climate some people maybe superstitious, but I believe that with a small amount of support from those people that can help, we and the ‘Crown’ will be here for another 200 years (well maybe not me!).