Ex-Sergeant major Mick Simpson is the new owner of the Lord Clyde in Kimberley.
Mick is serving home-cooked food and encouraging all of his customers to try to his real ale.
“People have come in and requested keg beer and I’ve been able to convert them onto real ale by providing samples. Even the ladies are enjoying it,” he said.
“I’m trying to create a proper pub with real beer where people can feel comfortable and relaxed all the time.”
Mick, who was in the army for 23 years, has created a genuine real ale pub with six casks ales available every day.
He serves beef and horseradish cobs served on a Sunday and has opted for no music to encourage the more traditional conversation.
The pub in Main Street has also recently been refurbished.