Brewers, builders, publicans and VIP, from left to right, Oliver Cleary, Justin Tomlinson, Mayor Peter Stoddart, George Arkell, Pat Cole, Sheila Cleary & James Arkell.
When landlords Oliver and Sheila Cleary wanted a new conservatory built onto The Jovial Monk at St Andrew's Ridge, they didn't use Yellow Pages to find builders – they just looked across complain about someone else doing a poor job. And because they didn't want too much disruption to their local pub, they did practically all the work within two weeks. They were fantastic and I'd recommend them to anyone. We've also made the new restaurant area totally non-smoking so we are ahead of the latest Government regulations."
Swindon Mayor, and Abbey Meads ward councillor Peter Stoddart, was on hand to officially open the new conservatory on 5 December, along with many of the team who worked on the project.
Chairman of Arkell Breweries, James Arkell, said, "since the day it opened The Jovial Monk and its landlords Oliver and Sheila, have been the centre of the local community, so it's not surprising that they are promoting the 'shop local' campaign by employing experts from North Swindon. The new conservatory a wonderful addition – especially in our current winter weather."
Chris and Pat Cole of Kingfisher Windows and Conservatories built the new extension, D G Ceramics did the tiling and B & H Bathrooms fitted the radiators.