A POPULAR pub in Moredon has a new face behind the bar, but it’s one the locals will recognise because she was born and brought up just round the corner.
Carley Wilson, 28, has taken over the tenancy of The Boundary House pub and is being supported by her partner Paul, son Aston and her mum and dad too.
“It’s fantastic to finally be in a position to run the pub I visited regularly with my mum and dad when I was younger,” she said.
“It’s my first pub tenancy but I’ve worked behind bars before and ran a working men’s club for four years, so I’ve got plenty of experience.”
The best, thing, says Carley, is that she knows lots of the customers.
“I was surprised at how many people I knew on my first weekend of working here – it’s lovely to fit right back into the local community. It’s my dream job,” she said.
Arkell’s has owned The Boundary House for 137 years. Bought in 1877 when it was called The Red Lion, the brewery changed its name over 20 years’ ago as Swindon grew and it became known as the boundary pub between traditional Swindon and its new