New landlady behind the bar at village pub

Gretton Talbot Inn's new manager Tina Fisher
Gretton Talbot Inn's new manager Tina Fisher

A new landlady has taken up her post behind the bar of a village pub.

Tina Fisher, 39, takes over at The Talbot in High Street, Gretton from former landlord Alan Carr.

She is also moved her family into the accommodation above the pub and has already thrown herself into village life by honouring the pub’s involvement in the Welland Valley Beer Festival on just her fourth weekend in charge.

The mum-of-two, a former teaching assistant, has never been a landlady before but has worked in several pubs. A regular face behind the bar is that of her dog Izzie, who is already proving popular with the locals.

She said: “I’m enjoying it so far.

“The people have been very friendly.”

Tina formerly working in a pub in Great Bowden, near Market Harborough, and says making the step up to landlady has no been too taxing so far.

“I’d done most of the things before in my jobs in pubs so there’s not really been anything that’s thrown me yet.

“We’re taking part in the beer festival and there’s lots going on here every week.

“We have a skittles team and a pool table and there’s the quiz every Thursday night with Dave Irwin from Harborough FM.

“Plus we’re going to be starting doing fish and chip takeaways on Friday evenings too.”

Tina normally begins her long day between 8.30am and 9am when her deliveries arrive. She opens for lunch and then works in the evenings until 11pm, and midnight at the weekends, seven days a week.

She said: “The hours are long. But it’s a lifestyle really, rather than a a job. I couldn’t have done it when the children were younger.”