AS part of our Pub of the Week feature, we have spoken to Linzi Clark from the Traders Arms in Mellor about taking over the venue and what they love about the venue.

Name of the pub

Traders Arms

Address of the pub:

Mellor Lane, Mellor

Landlord/landlady name:

Linzi Clark

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Two months

Bar staff and their names:

Jodie, Xander, Maisie, Jenn, Imogen, Ellie, Kate, Amy, Eliza, Abi, Paul, Jean, Becca and Gabriel

Give us some history about the pub

The feedback we have had since coming in is they want their local pub back, not a restaurant, and a landlord / landlady who will stay. I think we are a local pub with traditional pub grub kind of place, whereas others are more restaurant venues. We are kind of the community pub for the locals

Is food served? Is so what’s on the menu?

Yes food is 7 days a week. Mon - Thurs 12-2 / 5-8pm. Fri - Sat 12-8 Sun 12-7. We serve home made traditional pub food, pizzas and often specials too.

Is there a beer garden?

Yes, at the front of the pub and a beautiful beer garden at the rear.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

Quiz night every Wednesday at 8.30pm. Asked for by many of the locals to put back on.

Most popular drink served is?

Moretti and Peroni especially on those sunny days

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

We do have entertainment for everyone at different times of the month. We update our Facebook page, the A boards at the front of the pub and our new website will be up and running in the next couple of weeks.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

It’s no surprise hospitality faces some very difficult challenges with ever rising costs of energy, produce and wages. The support out there for hospitality sadly doesn’t come anywhere near enough to help.

The best thing about running a pub is?

I have always loved being in the hospitality sector and done so for 20 years now. I love the idea of a village pub that offers something for everyone. Things like Sky Sports, the monthly Sunday afternoon kids disco for families, the Wednesday night quiz night, Live weekend entertainment and most of all the homemade traditional pub food especially the Sunday roasts which we have received some fantastic support for and amazing feedback. We will continue to listen to the feedback / reviews and see where we can progress further.

The worst thing about running a pub is?

The challenging and uncertain times the hospitality sector faces.