TWO publicans are celebrating their first anniversary and a five-star TripAdvisor rating at a Bradford on Avon hostelry that only opens part-time.

Sue and George Revill, the landlords at The Stumble Inn, are toasting the future after surviving their first year in the ground floor level of the old Town Club premises.

The traditional pub in Market Street serves a range of cask and craft beers as well as wines and gins to people who don’t want the distractions of loud background music and gaming machines.

Sue said: “We hit upon the idea two years ago after we wanted to go somewhere in the town for some real ales and a catch-up conversation without having to worry about loud music or reserved tables.

“The idea then progressed until we finally decided to take the plunge and set about creating a place where people can come and simply enjoy a good old-fashioned chat, free from the distractions of technology and modern life.

“There is no music, no fruit machines and no TV, instead board games, cribbage and dominoes take preference.

“It gives everyone somewhere else to go to as well as the other pubs in the town.”

Mrs Revill designed the interior to recreate a traditional pub feel and husband George built the bar and other fittings with help from friends and locals.

She added: “Despite the fact that we have avoided direct advertising, word of mouth is obviously working for us. Customers are enjoying themselves, coming back and telling others – which is fantastic.

“We’ve had really good, positive feedback from everybody so far which has been amazing.”

One of the couple’s key focus points is to offer a range of cask real ales sourced from a number of local breweries as well as those further afield.

Mrs Revill added: “We have been successful in securing a listing in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for 2019 which is incredible within our first year. This can be attributed to the ratings submitted by CAMRA members, which we are grateful for.”

“We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has supported us, in particular our regulars.”

The pub is closed on Monday and opens from 7-11pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-11pm on Thursday, 5-11pm on Friday,12 noon-11pm on Saturday and 12 noon-4pm on Sunday.