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Popular hosts retire from Quorn pub

Loughborough Monitor - 7th November 1975

Mr Albert Sweet and his wife Elsie, the couple who changed the White Hart, Quorn, from a pub with little trade into a thriving business, retired on Wednesday after 30 years in the licensed trade.

The couple have kept the pub for eight years and when they first became tenants Mr Sweet found "there was no trade and the place was very run down. We resurrected it and now we have a thriving pub".

Mr Sweet does not intend to leave the pub altogether. "We are retiring to our cottage in Station Road, Quorn, but I shall still come to the pub to do a part time job as a barman, so I shan't leave the White Hart altogether," he said.

Mr Sweet in his younger days was a keen cricketer and has been a member of the Leicestershire County Cricket Club for many years. He is also a member of Charnwood Forest Golf Club. His wife is a member of St Bartholomew's Church Choir and before joining her husband in the licensing trade was a professional singer.

The couple kept the Town Arms, Pocklington's Walk, Leicester, from 1945-55 and the Rose and Crown at Houghton-on-the-Hill from 1955-65.

There was another departure from the White Hart during the week, too. The pub's manager, Mr John Williams and his wife Liz left to take over the Bull and Mouth at Mountsorrel. Mr and Mrs Williams have been managing the White Hart for about 9 months and were previously employed at the Queen's Head, Billesdon.

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 Submitted on: 2009-11-05
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 566
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=566
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