Isle of Wight holiday for regulars

OVER 50 customers from a Newthorpe pub have just returned from a holiday together in the Isle of Wight.

All the regulars at The New Inn – plus landlord and landlady John and Vanessa Bolton – have had their third annual holiday together as a group.

Mr Bolton said: “They are brilliant people (the regulars) and we do lots together.

“We are a very close knit community pub. There was not one cross word said and my sides hurt coming home from laughing too much!”

Coincidentally the manager at the hotel where they were staying used to run the Lord Nelson pub in Eastwood 17 years ago.

“It was amazing that all these years later, 51 of us from the area turn up at her hotel,” Mr Bolton added.