Meet the Landlord - Chris Andrews of The Stag

James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Those halcyon days when pen and paper just worked!

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WHEN landlord Chris Andrews isn’t serving his customers behind the bar, he’s busy socialising with them.

Mr Andrews is a member of the pub’s pool team and he plays golf with his regulars at courses across Hampshire.

Running The Stag is Mr Andrew’s first taste of life in the pub trade.

But his wife Karen is no stranger to it - having grown up in her parents’ pub The Shearer Arms, in Shearer Road, Buckland.

Mrs Andrew’s parents John and Paulette Norman were in charge of the pub for 35 years until 2003.

Mr Andrews, a former lorry driver in London, said: ‘I’m so glad that I got into the pub trade with Karen.

‘I was used to working long hours so I knew what to expect.

‘I’ve made some great friends working here.’