Meet the Landlord: Joe Collis

Joe Collis
Joe Collis
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JOE Collis has been working at The One Eyed Dog since his days as a student at the University of Portsmouth.

The 27-year-old loved the pub so much he stayed on and has been managing it for eight months.

Mr Collis, from Southsea, said: ‘Not a lot of people realise that the pub was actually named after the owner’s one-eyed dog called Ziggy.

‘It’s a fun pub to work in. We get lots of different types of people in here, a real mix of people from the community. It’s a real Southsea pub.

‘It’s an alternative to places like Wetherspoons and Yates’s. In fact we say we are Southsea’s favourite alternative pub. It has a great atmosphere.

’We’re cycling-friendly in here, and being in the heart of Southsea, cycling is a great way to get to us.’

Mr Collis, a former Priory School pupil, loves his job. It’s a different career path to the one he had planned out while studying entertainment technology at university but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘In this business you have got to have a good personality and have to be able to get on with lots of different types of people. I love my job, it’s great fun.’