” Everybody knows you have to be a bit mad to be in this industry.”
It is simply two weeks given that the brand-new management team took control of at The Travellers Rest and already they are in at the deep end.
Partners Lauren Marsh and Kane Baker are amongst thousands working in Greater Manchester’s hospitality sector who are now getting used to the Tier 3 restrictions which came into force today.
To add to the confusion, their pub in Lowton, near Wigan, is just backyards from the border with both Cheshire and Merseyside.
” We remain in no male’s land here,” stated Ms Marsh.
” Our address is under Warrington, which is Tier 2, however our club is licensed to Wigan Council, which is Tier 3.
” A mile down the roadway and it is completely different.”
Warrington Council revealed the other day that it had participated in talks with the government about entering into Tier 3 – and ever since it has been validated that the location will participate in Tier 3 constraints next week.
Nevertheless Tier 2 restrictions will remain in location this weekend.
” A lot of the bars are around us are closing.
They think services such as theirs have actually been unjustly penalised by the federal government.
Mr Baker discussed: “Hospitality organizations probably amount to about one third of the nation’s economy.
” Trying to pass on all the rules to consumers and your staff, they snap at you when you are trying to keep to all these various rules which are changing all the time.
” It’s challenging to continue top of.
” We are in Greater Manchester however we are a totally vary