Albion and Horse & Jockey get new managers

Two Stancill Brewery-owned pubs, the Albion on London Road and the Horse & Jockey in Wadsley, have recently seen changes of management.

The new man at the helm of the Albion is Dan Herbert. Bringing with him nearly a decade of experience of the pubs industry, Dan previously worked as a Greene King relief manager at the Devonshire Arms and the Museum, before relocating to Barnsley to manage the Acorn Brewery tap, the Old No.7.

Dan said: “I’ve worked in the pubs industry for much of my career and feel very honoured to have been given the chance to make my mark on The Albion. It’s a pub which is packed with character and since joining the Stancill team in April, I’ve been made to feel really welcome.”

Since taking over, Dan has organised a number of events including the Funk and Soul-themed garden party which took place at the beginning of May. The Albion has also recently launched a new quiz night, which takes place every Tuesday evening, and regular music events are currently being planned. The pub’s happy hours have been extended to 2pm-7pm every day, and all day on Friday. During these times, all Stancill real ales are £2.00 per pint.

Over in Wadsley, Joanne Young has been promoted to pub manager having worked at the Horse & Jockey since it reopened in 2016.

Prior to joining the Stancill team at the Horse & Jockey, Joanne was assistant manager at an amusements arcade and briefly spent time producing surgical blades, before deciding to try her hand at working in the pubs industry. Now responsible for overseeing the running of the pub, she is also currently busy planning the return of Jock Fest – a special weekend of live entertainment which is due to take place in July.

Joanne said: “If someone told me when I first joined the Horse & Jockey that I would one day become the manager of the venue, I’d never have believed them. I’ve enjoyed seeing the pub grow and develop over the past two years, but I don’t just want to rest on my laurels and I’m looking forward to the challenge of running the pub.”

The Horse & Jockey runs a happy hour every day from 4pm-7pm where all real ales are only £2.00 per pint. As with all Stancill Brewery pubs, CAMRA members receive a 20% discount on all Stancill beers.

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