Pubs in clean sweep...
The Ship and Shovel in Charing Cross, St Stephen's Tavern in Westminster, the Old Nick in Holborn and the Shaston Arms off Carnaby Street all took part in a community litter event aimed at keeping their neighbourhoods tidy.
On the morning of Saturday 16th June, more than 250 team members from Hall & Woodhouse managed public houses, from Dartmoor to Twickenham, stopped pulling pints for a morning and went out into their communities to collect litter. The community litter pick event, named Founders’ Sweepers, was held for the second year running to celebrate Hall & Woodhouse’s Founder’s Day.
David Hoare, Retail Director of Hall & Woodhouse explains: “Hall & Woodhouse was founded in 1898, and thanks to the continued support of communities around our public houses, it is still going strong today. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the day Hall & Woodhouse was founded, than by going out into the many towns and villages that surround our public houses, and doing our bit to help keep them tidy.
On Founders’ Day, 8th June 1898, George, Alfred and Frank Woodhouse made Hall & Woodhouse a limited company. Every year the company celebrates this day, but this year celebrations were postponed for one week, due to the opening of Hall & Woodhouse’s new brewery on its existing Blandford site in Dorset.
David continues: “Last year we launched Founders’ Sweepers and it was such a success that we knew we had to do it again this year. From hedgerows in rural Dorset to bustling streets in London, our teams did their best to keep their communities tidy. After all the hard work we rewarded them with a bottle of Badger beer and some Founders’ Day cake – well it is a birthday celebration after all!”