Coventry GMs celebrate 20 years in charge

The general managers of The Varsity in Coventry are celebrating 20 years at the pub this month.

The general managers of The Varsity in Coventry, located by the University of Warwick, are celebrating 20 years at the pub this month.

Rachel and Sean Finnegan started their journey at the Stonegate venue in 2002 and have since developed the pub into a welcoming space for guests from all walks of life.

The duo have transformed the venue into a community hub, whether it be for drinking, a bite to eat or even board games.

“This is a wonderful milestone that Sean and I have achieved," says Rachel. "I am very proud of how far we and The Varsity have come. The last 20 years have flown by, but they have been amazing. We have made so many memories in the pub that it is hard to pick a favourite. We have been lucky to meet so many lovely people over the years, it is so nice to see the same faces coming back again and again.”

Over time, the Finnegans have been able to support others in their team to develop and progress within the industry, as well as maintain contact with those who graduated and perused different careers.

“Myself and Rachel are very proud to have reached 20 years at The Varsity," adds Sean. "The pub feels like a home to us and we are as much a part of The Varsity as The Varsity is a part of us. It has been a joy to support individuals in their career progression and see them succeed. We love being able to share our passion for cask ale and great food with our customers, who are always giving our team compliments.”

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