THESE days it seems that if a pub isn’t shutting, it’s having a change of landlord every few years.
To be mine host for 25 years must be a rare event but it is one that was celebrated at Goring Social Club on New Year’s Eve.
During a break in the music a few minutes before midnight, members were informed that, two days later, the club’s stewards, Dave and Jane Dean, would complete 25 years’ service.
A Campaign for Real Ale special award certificate was presented to the couple who were also given a voucher for a meal for four at a Caversham restaurant.
Local taxi firm Murdocks generously provided a voucher for the return journey.
A further tribute to the Deans will take place on January 28, when local band Spooks will provide the music and Dave and Jane will have an evening off from pulling pints.
For more information about the club, visit www.goringsocialclub.co.uk