Village pub’s Foxy Landlady

PUBLISHED: 10:02 16 October 2011

Business managers John Jeffery & Joanne Price with landlady Janice Beevor

Business managers John Jeffery & Joanne Price with landlady Janice Beevor


THERE is a new face behind the bar at a popular village pub.

Landlord Janice Beevor has taken over the tenancy of The Fox, in New Road, Woolmer Green.

Having previously run a bar in Ibiza for eight years, Janice has a wide experience of the pub industry, but admitted taking on a village pub all on her own is going to take some getting used to.

Nevertheless, Janice said she couldn’t wait for the new challenge.

“It was something I’d been thinking of doing for a while,” she said.

“I wanted something that was small enough for me to run on my own and didn’t need a lot of staff.

“The Fox is perfect and most importantly it’s a locals’ pub.

“The atmosphere is nice and friendly and the customers are absolutely lovely.

“They come from all over here, not just Woolmer Green, but they’re all regulars.

“I’m loving it. I appreciate it’s going to be 24/7 and I’m still finding my feet but hopefully I’ll have got it down to a fine art pretty soon.”

Janice was helped in setting up her pub by representatives from the WGC and Hatfield branches of Barclays Bank, through the Back to Business initiative.

Barclays business managers John Jeffery and Joanne Price spent a day with Janice helping her set everything up before her grand opening. They helped clean the premises and offered advice on how she can succeed in her new venture.

Joanne, from Barclays’ Hatfield branch, said: “This was the first [Back to Business] I’ve personally done, and I can’t wait to do another one.

“It really opens your eyes to what people are up against.

“It makes you realise it isn’t easy and there’s so many ways we can help.”

For more information about the Barclays Back To Business initiative, call Joanne Price on 01707 346812.

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