New Jolly Farmer landlords welcomed special guest Dr Phillip LeeBy Julie Spencer
October 02, 2012
The new landlords at The Jolly Farmer in Sandhurst took a welcome break as they let MP Dr Phillip Lee pull the pints on a busy Friday night.
Dr Lee spent more than an hour serving customers at the pub in Yorktown Road, College Town, which was taken over six weeks ago by Stephen and Hayley Boswell.
Stephen, who is a former soldier, said: “He had a bit of banter with the customers and spent more than an hour behind the bar. He was enjoying himself.”
Dr Lee visited the pub on Friday as part of his campaign to highlight the importance of pubs in communities.
Stephen, who was formerly landlord of The Wheatsheaf in Basingstoke, added: “This pub had a reputation for trouble but since we have been here a lot of the original customers have been coming back.
“I am ex-Army and we want to get the soldiers in here from Sandhurst.
“We will be organising some charity events for Help for Heroes soon and we are doing up the kitchen now and should be serving food in about four weeks.”