Eeyore! Pub legend bows out with lavish bash after 40 years

Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly retires after 40 years in the business
Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly retires after 40 years in the business
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Blackpool pub legend Dave Daly bowed out in style with a retirement party.

Dave, who has run pubs and bars in the resort for almost 40 years, is stepping down as landlord of the Castle pub.

From left, Tom Wingham, Donna Wingham, Sam Burns and Gaz Burns at the retirement party for Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly after 40 years in the business

From left, Tom Wingham, Donna Wingham, Sam Burns and Gaz Burns at the retirement party for Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly after 40 years in the business

The pub industry icon bowed out with a retirement party at the Manchester Pub last night and friends, family and senior management from Stonegate Pub Company joined him for the bash.

Dave has run the Castle pub in Blackpool, owned by Stonegate, the largest independent managed pub company in the country, for the past 12 years.

He said: “My job has involved being happy and serving happy and interesting customers.

“It is the customers, thousands of them, which have made my career. It has been an honour.

My job has involved being happy and serving happy and interesting customers

“There’s nothing more exciting than working with people having fun.”

From left, Ashleigh Pennington, Tracey Isaac, Lou Ball, John Isaac amd Bev Hogarth at the retirement party for Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly after 40 years in the business

From left, Ashleigh Pennington, Tracey Isaac, Lou Ball, John Isaac amd Bev Hogarth at the retirement party for Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly after 40 years in the business

Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly retires after 40 years in the business

Blackpool Landlord Dave Daly retires after 40 years in the business