Licensee at Robinsons’ owned Windsor Castle pub in Marple Bridge, Joanne Farrell, has been recognised by the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) with a Heart of the Community Award.
Joanne (pictured) received the award on account of her continuous efforts of going above and beyond for her community. During her tenure for over ten years, the Marple Bridge pub has become known for its strong community focus and charitable events, including helping the homeless to hosting royal events.
This year, the BII have focused their Heart of the Community awards on responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Joanne and the team at the Windsor Castle made a collection for the NHS of food and drink for the local hospital, and provided street food outside their pub.
Licensee Joanne Farrell said:
I am delighted to be able to help our community in these difficult times, we hope everybody stays safe and we look forward to welcoming everybody back when we reopen.
We also have a fresh fruit and veg stall on the side of our pub, which is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!”
A full list of pubs nationwide to have been recognised this year with a Heart of the Community Award is available from the BII website.