Family runs pub for a century
It's not unusual for pubs to change hands or close down.
But bucking the trend is 83-year-old landlady Coralie Taylor, whose family has now been running a Gloucestershire pub non-stop for 100 years. Coralie runs The Kings Head at Withington single-handedly, and loves it as much as ever: "I very much enjoy it," she said, "that's why I'm still here."
Her family's story at the pub began when her parents Beffie and Ernest Griffin were approached by Cirencester Brewery to take over the King's Head on October 1, 1912. At the time the pair was working at rival Withington pub the Mill Inn.
Ernest's response was: "I'll go there, but I'm not stopping there mind!"
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Yet, contrary to his expectations, Ernest and Beffie went on to bring up all four of their children, including Coralie, in the pub. They remained at the venue until they died.
Coralie was born on the pub's premises in 1929.
But it wasn't until 1949 that Coralie and her husband Peter Taylor – who died in 1978 – took on the pub themselves.
The inn was a port of call for soldiers during the Second World War. "Many said it was a home from home for them," said Coralie.
"Some of their wives used to come and stay. The Home Guard used to come in too on the weekends for a pint or two and a chat."
She hopes the running of the pub will stay within the Taylor family when the time comes for her to hang up her apron.