Hero award for Barley Mow restaurant boss

FOOD HERO: Pictured (left to right) are ITV presenter Claire Montgomery, Joycelyn Neve and award sponsor Chris Swallow from Creamline Dairies
FOOD HERO: Pictured (left to right) are ITV presenter Claire Montgomery, Joycelyn Neve and award sponsor Chris Swallow from Creamline Dairies

The managing director of the Seafood Pub Company, the new owners of the Barley Mow Restaurant in Barley, has been named the Lancashire Life Food and Drink Hero of the Year.

Joycelyn Neve, who lives in the village, received the award at the annual ceremony in Manchester.

She said: “The Food Hero award was a total surprise but it is reward for the hard work of all of our teams. Without their commitment and belief in the Seafood Pub Company’s vision, we would not be as successful as we are.”

The Barley Mow became the sixth Seafood Pub Company site when it opened its doors earlier this month following a complete transformation.

It has become the first in a new division of pubs for the Seafood Pub Company; Pub Co - where the emphasis lies in being a proper pub.