The Britons Protection on Great Bridgewater Street in the City Centre is one of a handful of city centre pubs that is listed on the CAMRA National Inventory of Historic Pubs. In June this year the building will have been there as a pub for 200 years and the current owner will have been there for thirty years. This calls for a big celebration.
Peter Barnett and business partner Markus Stephens together with their Manageress, Gwen Partridge and staff are planning a grand weekend of fun and fund raising on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of June.
The first 200 people at the bar each day will be able to buy a pint of beer for 10p to reflect the price of a pint in 1811. There will be cabaret in the upstairs room and a Hog Roast in the beer garden. There will also be various stalls in the garden for Bring and Buy and a Raffle in aid of Christies and the FLVA (Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association).
This building is steeped with history and so a visit is a must to find out the rest of the story and see for yourself. By the time you are reading this, the frontage of the pub should also have been renovated back to its original glory.
Please support, Peter, Markus and Gwen over the weekend and make this a time to remember in the Britons Protections history. The hardy amongst us may want to camp out over night !!!