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Vicky and Ian Payne celebrated 20 years at their pub, the Prince of Wales in Shrewsbury with a beer festival and family fun weekend over the Spring Bank Holiday. Vicky and Ian who took over the pub in 2003 made sure the locals and their furry friends got to celebrate their time at the pub. 

Vicky and Ian both said, “We’re truly blessed and thankful to have celebrated this milestone with all our customers. We had a dream all those years ago to bring the Prince of Wales back to life as a traditional Crown Green Bowls, STFC, Real Ale, Great British community pub. Twenty years later, team work has certainly made the dream work, we are truly thankful for everyone’s support to make the Prince the pub it is today and the joy you have brought us”.

Speaking about Vicky and Ian, Spencer Worsey, Business Development Manager for Red Oak Taverns said, “Vicky and Ian have worked so hard to create a proper pub that serves the whole community and their commitment and dedication to the Prince of Wales shows in the fantastic turn out of locals who came to help them celebrate. We’d like to offer them our sincere congratulations”.

The weekend of fun included a beer festival with 20 beers aided by Camra volunteers, a children’s entertainer and a dog show where the new Paw Prince and Princess were crowned.