Pub gives trusty Ted the VIP treatment

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AN 82-YEAR-OLD punter was given VIP treatment at the official re-opening of his local pub in Sywell.

The Overstone, in Ecton Lane, has been refurbished by pub owners Spirit Pub Company, relaunched last week and Edward Ernest was invited to be the pub’s VIP as a reward for his long standing support. Edward, known by the team as Ted, has been visiting the pub six days a week for the past 10 years.

Overstone general manager, Marie Yates, said: “Ted comes to see us almost every day and whenever there is a family occasion he makes sure they celebrate it with us. He is a true ambassador and we couldn’t think of a better person to welcome in this new era of our pub. The pub has got off to a flying start, we’re really happy with the feedback we’ve received.”