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COMMUNITY FOCUS FOR PUB‟S NEW OWNERS


T


he new owners of The Swan pub in Abbots Langley have spoken of their nostalgic link


to the venue. David and Kim Fayer took over the reins of the


pub in College Road on April 4 and are looking to play a big part in the local community. The father-of-five, who is originally from


Watford, explained the historic roots his family tree has with the pub. He said: "My great grandparents were from the area and lived in Marlin Square as well as working at what was then Leavesden Hospital. “They used to go for a drink in The Swan and


had fond memories of the place which back in their day had sawdust on the floor. "My wife and I know the area well so when the


chance came up to run the pub we were delighted." David previously worked at RAF Northolt


running the air base's three bars and four restaurants. During that time he served hundreds of VIPs including members of the


Kim and David Fayer are the new faces at The Swan.


Royal family. The couple hope to bring their hospitality skills


to their new venture. "We've had a nice welcome from the regulars and we realise we've taken over what was a very well ran pub. We aren't going to make drastic changes because we don't really need to. “Our motto here is 'if it's not broke why try to


fix it'. However, we do want to get more involved in the community and hold events which bring the village together."


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