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17th March 2015


Marc EdmundsThe Inn at Ness, one of the Wirral’s premier village pubs, has welcomed on board a new landlord to help boost its current food and drink offering.


Marc Edmunds, the son of Steve Edmunds – landlord at the Shippons Inn in Irby – is already well on his way to transforming the tranquil village pub, which is owned by leading Lancashire brewer Daniel Thwaites.


The 23 year-old, is set to follow in his father’s fruitful footsteps by introducing a special food offer, which includes a free main course with any starter or dessert.


The offer, which is already a huge hit with customers at the Shippons Inn is expected to give the Inn at Ness a much needed boost, restoring the Neston establishment to its former glory.


Marc said: “I can’t believe I’m finally running my own pub, it’s been fantastic working alongside my parents and the experience I’ve gained over the last 15 years will be invaluable in helping me make a success of the Inn at Ness.”


Marc will be joined at the pub by partner Amy Redfern, who will head up front of house operations, as he takes charge of the kitchen serving a range of locally sourced dishes.


Marc added: “We want to make The Inn at Ness the ‘food destination’ it deserves to be, so by creating an offer exclusive to us and the Shippons we are really setting our family pubs apart from the competition. The offer has gone down a storm with customers in Irby and I have no doubt this will be replicated here in Ness.”


Alongside the new menu offer, the pub will also serve a range of hand-pulled cask ales, including Wainwright Golden Ale, Lancaster Bomber and Thwaites Original.


Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations, commented: “We’re delighted that Marc has taken over at the Inn at Ness. Marc has gained a great deal of experience running the Shippons Inn with his parents and is now more than ready to go it alone. We’re confident that he’s the right landlord to continue the pub’s illustrious legacy and will be offering him all the support to ensure the business’ success.”


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For more information, please contact:

Marie Lees: 0113 2372835, mob 07713393581,

Eleanor O’Connell: 0113 2372826

Claire Grew: 0113 2372825, mob 07786


About Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites is the North of England’s major independent family brewer. Founded in 1807, Thwaites has a rich heritage providing welcoming hospitality and award-winning beers that are brewed with skill and care from the highest quality ingredients.

Thwaites owns an estate of over 300 pubs, a small but growing group of characterful coaching inns and six four-star full service regional hotels and spas, which trade under the Shire Hotels banner.


In addition, Thwaites supplies a full range of drinks to many independently owned pubs, clubs and restaurants in the North of England and beyond and a wide range of bottled beers to most major supermarkets.