Thwaites tenants celebrate 35 years

The Baxters are celebrating a monumental 35 years behind the bar of The Smithy Inn.

Tom and Pam Baxter are celebrating a monumental 35 years behind the bar of The Smithy Inn in Carnforth.

Nestled in the village of Holme, the Thwaites-owned pub has built up a local legacy thanks to its long-term tenants.

Having raised their children and now grandchildren at The Smithy, Tom and Pam have cemented themselves as community champions. They pride themselves on their ‘meals on wheels’ offering, which helps ensure the people of Holme are indulging in a home-cooked meals.

Tom is a first responder and they both fully support local charity events, including the annual Boxing Day duck race and the Santa Dash for Charity. Most recently, they won the Community Hero Award at the Thwaites Hospitality Awards 2022.

“It is a privilege to acknowledge Tom and Pam’s hard work and dedication over the last 35 years," says Andrew Buchanan, director of pubs and brewing at Daniel Thwaites. "This is a historic occasion, one that is fitting for a couple who have devoted their lives to supporting the local community. We can’t wait to see what they achieve in the future.”

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