Meet the manager: Simon Pac-Pomarnacki of The Still & West

PROUD Simon Pac-Pomarnacki manages The Still & West.  Picture: Steve Reid (121268-668)
PROUD Simon Pac-Pomarnacki manages The Still & West. Picture: Steve Reid (121268-668)

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PUB manager Simon Pac-Pomarnacki enjoys life on the road when he’s not busy pulling pints behind the bar.

The 31-year-old loves motorbikes and tries to hop on his Honda CBR 600 whenever he can.

‘It’s a definite passion of mine,’ Simon says.

‘I’ve been riding motorbikes since I was 17. I get a great thrill from it.’

Simon is a keen cyclist and in two weeks’ time he is due to pedal from London to Brighton in aid of The Free Kicks Foundation, a charity which puts on football-related activities for ill and disadvantaged children.

Last year, Simon raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when he cycled from London to Paris.

‘I decided to raise money for Macmillan because my father Victor, 55, passed away as a result of cancer three years ago,’ Simon says.

‘I’ve also done the London to Brighton cycle before but not for a charity. I had just done it then because it was a challenge I had set myself and it was a way to keep fit.

‘Now I’m looking forward to raising money for an excellent cause again.’

In his free time the pub manager also enjoys socialising with his colleagues and regulars from the pub.

‘I love to work hard and play hard,’ Simon says.

Simon, who studied business economics with business law at the University of Portsmouth, added: ‘This job gives me the flexibility I enjoyed when I was a student.

‘No day is the same and I like the fact it’s not a nine to five job.’

He added: ‘I wouldn’t want to work at any other pub in Portsmouth.’