Lisa taps into her management skills

REGULARS at the 17th Century pub The Globe in Clare have welcomed a familiar face as the pub’s new manager – their barmaid Lisa Smith.

When Mrs Smith found out that the landlord of The Globe was planning to sell the lease she decided she did not want to see the pub managed by someone living outside of the town where she grew up. So with support from her husband, Sean, she took over as manager.

Mrs Smith, who has worked as a barmaid at The Globe in Callis Street for seven years, said: “The Landlord, Jim Bareham, is Clare born and bred and so am I and I didn’t want to see the pub managed by someone from outside the town. The regulars are very pleased that a local ‘Clare girl’ has taken over the management. It doesn’t feel all that different being manager as I have been part of the pub and the local community for so long.

“The pub will be run the same as it always has been with good food and a very friendly welcoming atmosphere.”

The pub’s new manager has already set about organising some events for the local community at the pub including a rhythm and blues night with local group CR&BS on July 10 and a ladies pamper evening on July 23 to raise funds for Allsorts Parent & Toddler Group in Clare. There will be a number of stalls selling handbags, gifts, greetings cards, children’s toys and books and cakes. The pub has also introduced friendly in house games of darts on Friday nights for all ages and abilities, including games of killer, golf, and cricket.