Newport pub, The Lamb awarded 'flawless' status

South Wales Argus: Newport pub, The Lamb awarded 'flawless' status Newport pub, The Lamb awarded 'flawless' status

HISTORIC Newport pub The Lamb is celebrating after being recognised as a perfect business.

The Lamb, on Bridge Street, was described as ‘flawless’ according to investors Admiral Taverns' retail excellence programme, created to help licensees grow their businesses.

Out of the 1,200-strong Admiral Taverns estate, The Lamb was one of just three pubs to achieve a perfect score, along with The Riverview, Birkenhead, and the Black Horse, Princes Risborough.

The Lamb owner Jon Thomas was delighted by the news and said it was down to the hard work of the staff.

“It is fantastic news and great news for the team” he said. “It is based on aspects of the pub in terms of standards, decoration, and staff. We have a couple of things on the go at the moment with new menus coming out and ongoing apprenticeships. We are looking to improve ourselves all of the time. We have a good mix of customers and host live music on Fridays as well as a weekly quiz night.

“It’s great to have recognition.”

The status came following an extensive “Detail to Retail” audit undertaken by their business development managers, in partnership with each pub’s licensee.

The “Detail to Retail” excellence programme was established by Admiral with the purpose of driving high retail standards in all its pubs, to try to ensure they are the best in the business.

Admiral’s chief executive, Kevin Georgel, said: “It is an amazing feat for these pubs, so huge congratulations to their licensees and their incredibly hard-working teams."

“This is a fantastic achievement, of which we are all so proud, and really shows how close working relationships between BDMs and licensees can boost pub retailing.”

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11:00am Mon 3 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...
It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm... Mervyn James
  • Score: 6

11:53am Mon 3 Mar 14

MooseCraftsman says...

Great pub!
Great pub! MooseCraftsman
  • Score: 14

2:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

MERoden says...

Well done to the staff at The Lamb. I had a look in there one day recently to see what it is like, and I can honestly say it is a really nice pub. This is the kind of place we need more of in Newport City Centre.

Mervyn James, you always have to be negative, don't you. Even when we have something good like The Lamb pub, you still try to be negative.

We all need to start supporting the good places in Newport City Centre like The Lamb pub. If we do that, that will encourage more new potential business investors to invest in the City Centre. We can all do our bit to help Newport. From now on, Newport is on the up.
Well done to the staff at The Lamb. I had a look in there one day recently to see what it is like, and I can honestly say it is a really nice pub. This is the kind of place we need more of in Newport City Centre. Mervyn James, you always have to be negative, don't you. Even when we have something good like The Lamb pub, you still try to be negative. We all need to start supporting the good places in Newport City Centre like The Lamb pub. If we do that, that will encourage more new potential business investors to invest in the City Centre. We can all do our bit to help Newport. From now on, Newport is on the up. MERoden
  • Score: 10

4:52pm Mon 3 Mar 14

bluebanana says...

Mervyn James wrote:
It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...
City centre pubs are not really a family environment in any city. And nor should they be.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...[/p][/quote]City centre pubs are not really a family environment in any city. And nor should they be. bluebanana
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Practicalmickey says...

Fantastic news, it's a great pub anytime, with really nice ales.
Fantastic news, it's a great pub anytime, with really nice ales. Practicalmickey
  • Score: 2

11:01am Tue 4 Mar 14

Loose-Cannon says...

bluebanana wrote:
Mervyn James wrote: It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...
City centre pubs are not really a family environment in any city. And nor should they be.
So what you would like families to shop & spend money in the city centre to help bring the city back to life but families are not allowed to eat after 5pm due to a curfew?
[quote][p][bold]bluebanana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...[/p][/quote]City centre pubs are not really a family environment in any city. And nor should they be.[/p][/quote]So what you would like families to shop & spend money in the city centre to help bring the city back to life but families are not allowed to eat after 5pm due to a curfew? Loose-Cannon
  • Score: 6

11:11am Tue 4 Mar 14

Loose-Cannon says...

Mervyn James wrote:
It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...
Totally agree, MERoden, this is not negative, this is fact, having a young family myself, I have entered lots of city pubs for food after 5pm whether being out shopping for the day or be it on holiday, so why cant Newport adopt the same culture as other towns & cities ?
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's a pity most of Newport's pubs are no-go areas for families after 5pm...[/p][/quote]Totally agree, MERoden, this is not negative, this is fact, having a young family myself, I have entered lots of city pubs for food after 5pm whether being out shopping for the day or be it on holiday, so why cant Newport adopt the same culture as other towns & cities ? Loose-Cannon
  • Score: 0

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