New landlady Michelle Francis put King's Head back in business

Daily Echo: Michelle Francis behind the bar at the King's Head. Michelle Francis behind the bar at the King's Head.

A Hampshire pub which closed for eight months last year is now back in business and pulling in costumers.

Michelle Francis, the new landlady at the King’s Head in the village of Whiteparish, said she has plans to improve footfall even further at the Grade 11 listed pub.

Michelle, 33, who was born in Southampton and has previously worked as a vet in Botley, took over the pub in November.

Daily Echo:

Since she’s been at the helm, customers have been flocking back to the watering hole, which shut last spring after a fall in custom.

“We are now really family orientated and people from the village are now using the pub again. We were very busy in November and December. I am now planning to hold wedding receptions, said Michelle”

The pub will host a wedding fair on February 22. Live music can also be heard on February 1 while a beer festival is being planned for Easter.

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12:35pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

costumers ?
costumers ? Turtlebay
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1:45pm Sun 12 Jan 14

jackois says...

and footfall
and footfall jackois
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1:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

jackois wrote:
and footfall
Footfall is correct. They mean to increase the number of people coming to the pub. What did you thin? They were going to improve football somehow?
[quote][p][bold]jackois[/bold] wrote: and footfall[/p][/quote]Footfall is correct. They mean to increase the number of people coming to the pub. What did you thin? They were going to improve football somehow? Charlie Bucket
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1:51pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
jackois wrote:
and footfall
Footfall is correct. They mean to increase the number of people coming to the pub. What did you thin? They were going to improve football somehow?
Heh. *think

Oh, the irony.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackois[/bold] wrote: and footfall[/p][/quote]Footfall is correct. They mean to increase the number of people coming to the pub. What did you thin? They were going to improve football somehow?[/p][/quote]Heh. *think Oh, the irony. Charlie Bucket
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1:59pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dango says...

Grade 11 listed. Oh dear oh dear. When referring to a grade two listed building, the correct term would be 'Grade II' not Grade 11.

Do these Echo reporters even have any English skills?
Grade 11 listed. Oh dear oh dear. When referring to a grade two listed building, the correct term would be 'Grade II' not Grade 11. Do these Echo reporters even have any English skills? dango
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2:58pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Huey says...

dango wrote:
Grade 11 listed. Oh dear oh dear. When referring to a grade two listed building, the correct term would be 'Grade II' not Grade 11.

Do these Echo reporters even have any English skills?
You have to fail English gcse in order to get a job at the echo. You must also be unable to use a spellchecker, or indeed a computer.
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: Grade 11 listed. Oh dear oh dear. When referring to a grade two listed building, the correct term would be 'Grade II' not Grade 11. Do these Echo reporters even have any English skills?[/p][/quote]You have to fail English gcse in order to get a job at the echo. You must also be unable to use a spellchecker, or indeed a computer. Huey
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3:27pm Sun 12 Jan 14

mickey01 says...

the problem is the village of whiteparish is not a place you can walk to so it will only rely on the locals but i would gladly walk to the pub to see this lovely landlady
the problem is the village of whiteparish is not a place you can walk to so it will only rely on the locals but i would gladly walk to the pub to see this lovely landlady mickey01
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5:59pm Sun 12 Jan 14

pavonine says...

Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local!
Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local! pavonine
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7:23pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dango says...

pavonine wrote:
Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local!
*orientated :/
[quote][p][bold]pavonine[/bold] wrote: Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local![/p][/quote]*orientated :/ dango
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10:17pm Sun 12 Jan 14

pavonine says...

dango wrote:
pavonine wrote:
Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local!
*orientated :/
I prefer to take the Oxford Dictionary as my reference, but feel free to use whichever source you like! :D
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pavonine[/bold] wrote: Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local![/p][/quote]*orientated :/[/p][/quote]I prefer to take the Oxford Dictionary as my reference, but feel free to use whichever source you like! :D pavonine
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11:27pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

pavonine wrote:
Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local!
Southy, is that you?


Oh wait it can't be Southy as pavoine is correct about the location.
[quote][p][bold]pavonine[/bold] wrote: Whiteparish has always been, and still is in WILTSHIRE! Get a map! And as to being family oriented, when I went in there were three very young children (possibly the landlady's as at no point was an adult sat with them) inadequately supervised, watching tv in the bar, lounging on a sofa and running around. So I guess it's family oriented, and that may be fine in the daytime, but The Parish Lantern will continue to be my local![/p][/quote]Southy, is that you? Oh wait it can't be Southy as pavoine is correct about the location. dolomiteman
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12:32am Tue 14 Jan 14

Brusher Mills says...

Is that Doombar I see.
Is that Doombar I see. Brusher Mills
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3:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bobbeale53 says...

Good for her. It is great to see someone actually refurbishing and reopening a beautiful old pub after seeing so many close. I wish her all the luck.
Good for her. It is great to see someone actually refurbishing and reopening a beautiful old pub after seeing so many close. I wish her all the luck. bobbeale53
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