A Clifton pub has had a makeover and is now open for business with new owners at the pumps.
The Bull Inn is now run by TCR Leisure Ltd – owned by local sisters Tracey Klodzinski and Debbie Stanley.
They first came to live in Clifton in the early 1970s and after having spent time away have returned to the village to raise their own families. Tracey said: “It’s been hard work but we are excited about taking over the pub.”
Debbie currently runs Clifton Village Stores opposite the pub which she has developed into a popular store providing everyday basic needs, freshly baked bread and plenty more.
Tracey’s background is in sales and marketing having worked for the last 11 years as head of sales and marketing for Merlin Entertainments Ltd. Debbie’s husband Paul will be involved full time in the business as bar and restaurant manager having had experience both in the restaurant and hospitality trade.
“Together and with the support of our younger sister Lisa, we aim is to re-instate The Bull as a friendly and welcoming village pub appealing to locals from across the Rugby area,” added Tracey.
And a replica of a bull’s head has been rescued from impending doom and restored to its former glory. Tracey said: “The bull was donated to the pub and was saved from the skip a few years ago. We decided to give him a spruce up too!”