Pub’s new tenant is a familiar face for locals

This Is Wiltshire: Carley Wilson, who has taken over the tenancy of The Boundary House toasts her position with George Arkell Carley Wilson, who has taken over the tenancy of The Boundary House toasts her position with George Arkell

A POPULAR pub in Moredon has a new face behind the bar, but it’s one the locals will recognise because she was born and brought up just round the corner.

Carley Wilson, 28, has taken over the tenancy of The Boundary House pub and is being supported by her partner Paul, son Aston and her mum and dad too.

“It’s fantastic to finally be in a position to run the pub I visited regularly with my mum and dad when I was younger,” she said.

“It’s my first pub tenancy but I’ve worked behind bars before and ran a working men’s club for four years, so I’ve got plenty of experience.”

The best, thing, says Carley, is that she knows lots of the customers.

“I was surprised at how many people I knew on my first weekend of working here – it’s lovely to fit right back into the local community. It’s my dream job,” she said.

Arkell’s has owned The Boundary House for 137 years. Bought in 1877 when it was called The Red Lion, the brewery changed its name over 20 years’ ago as Swindon grew and it became known as the boundary pub between traditional Swindon and its new

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10:58am Tue 18 Feb 14

RichardR1 says...

Good luck, it's a hard business to be in but you are with a supportive brewery.
Good luck, it's a hard business to be in but you are with a supportive brewery. RichardR1
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11:36am Tue 18 Feb 14

Phantom Poster says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Good luck, it's a hard business to be in but you are with a supportive brewery.
So how do you know so much about Arkells? Oh no! I almost revealed your secret identity!
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Good luck, it's a hard business to be in but you are with a supportive brewery.[/p][/quote]So how do you know so much about Arkells? Oh no! I almost revealed your secret identity! Phantom Poster
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2:34pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Always Grumpy says...

Boundary House?
Nah, it will always be the Red Lion. Why do Arkells have to change pub names so often?
Boundary House? Nah, it will always be the Red Lion. Why do Arkells have to change pub names so often? Always Grumpy
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2:52pm Tue 18 Feb 14

daws says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
Boundary House?
Nah, it will always be the Red Lion. Why do Arkells have to change pub names so often?
yep good comment! they changed the the Running Horse to ...The Runner I see, even though the building still has the name of the original carved near the top in stone, clueless! what's next? the Kinger and the Bakes FFS!
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: Boundary House? Nah, it will always be the Red Lion. Why do Arkells have to change pub names so often?[/p][/quote]yep good comment! they changed the the Running Horse to ...The Runner I see, even though the building still has the name of the original carved near the top in stone, clueless! what's next? the Kinger and the Bakes FFS! daws
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6:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Born and Bred says...

My Grandparents called it Peter Chambers I presume he was an early landlord we would go there on a sunday evening in the 50s and sit in the garden, strange why do they change names lots of history comes with them weatherspoons tend to change them back example Sir Daniel Arms
My Grandparents called it Peter Chambers I presume he was an early landlord we would go there on a sunday evening in the 50s and sit in the garden, strange why do they change names lots of history comes with them weatherspoons tend to change them back example Sir Daniel Arms Born and Bred
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8:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

faatmaan says...

the Manor in Cheney Manor road is still referred to as the steam train, they can change he name but getting people to accept it is another thing, even he fountain is still talked of as a current name. Names do not create profit and footfall, the regulars perpetuate a pub through good and bad times, but I can't understand why the white hart at Stratton has not been rebranded !
the Manor in Cheney Manor road is still referred to as the steam train, they can change he name but getting people to accept it is another thing, even he fountain is still talked of as a current name. Names do not create profit and footfall, the regulars perpetuate a pub through good and bad times, but I can't understand why the white hart at Stratton has not been rebranded ! faatmaan
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9:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

MrAngry says...

They have changed the name of the Three Tuns in Wroughton to Morrisons.
They have changed the name of the Three Tuns in Wroughton to Morrisons. MrAngry
  • Score: 8

12:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

1 2 Could B says...

MrAngry wrote:
They have changed the name of the Three Tuns in Wroughton to Morrisons.
Now the beer will be better and cheaper
[quote][p][bold]MrAngry[/bold] wrote: They have changed the name of the Three Tuns in Wroughton to Morrisons.[/p][/quote]Now the beer will be better and cheaper 1 2 Could B
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7:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

BigBarry says...

28? and the rest!
28? and the rest! BigBarry
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10:32am Thu 20 Feb 14

daws says...

faatmaan wrote:
the Manor in Cheney Manor road is still referred to as the steam train, they can change he name but getting people to accept it is another thing, even he fountain is still talked of as a current name. Names do not create profit and footfall, the regulars perpetuate a pub through good and bad times, but I can't understand why the white hart at Stratton has not been rebranded !
thought they did re brand it as a carvery,
[quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: the Manor in Cheney Manor road is still referred to as the steam train, they can change he name but getting people to accept it is another thing, even he fountain is still talked of as a current name. Names do not create profit and footfall, the regulars perpetuate a pub through good and bad times, but I can't understand why the white hart at Stratton has not been rebranded ![/p][/quote]thought they did re brand it as a carvery, daws
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