Belfast Telegraph

Neil Morrissey’s pub up for national award

The actor part-owns a pub that has been shortlisted as one of the best in the UK.

A pub part-owned by Neil Morrissey has reached the finals of the Great British Pub Awards.

The Men Behaving Badly star is one of a consortium who run The Plume Of Feathers in Barlaston, Staffordshire, and their boozer has been shortlisted in the best partnership pub category for 2017.

Drinkers at the pub can enjoy a pint of the actor’s very own ale, Morrissey Blonde, on tap behind the bar and the sign on the front of the building reads The Plume Of Feathers with Neil Morrissey.

Neil Morrissey is part-owner of a pub (Matt Crossick/PA)

Morrissey and his co-owners took over the Plume, on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal, in 2015 and offer a menu of Staffordshire classics including oatcakes and a steak and ale pie made with the Morrissey Blonde.

The Plume Of Feathers is one of only six pubs in the UK to be selected as finalists in the category, but some who had visited it complained in Facebook comments that the venue was not their favourite.

One person wrote: “Stayed in that area in June. Was able to walk to the pub ..not impressed. There’s better in the area.”

The actor’s name is on the building (Ian West/PA)

The partnership category is for licensees of tenanted, leased and franchise pubs and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on September 7 at London’s Hilton on Park Lane.


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