End of Buckland era at one of Hucknall’s oldest boozers

Plough and Harrow pub, Hucknall
Plough and Harrow pub, Hucknall

TIME has been called on the reign of popular landlord Paul Buckland at one of Hucknall’s oldest pubs, the Plough And Harrow.

Paul (55) spent 24 years at the helm of the High Street boozer (pictured).

It became home to himself, wife Ann, daughter Hayley and son Jamie.

But when Ann (54) died in December 2006, Paul admits his “heart wasn’t in it any more”.

Nevertheless, he says he leaves with plenty of happy memories, adding: “I started with a pub full of customers and ended up with a pub full of friends.”

Paul, of Nottingham Road, is Hucknall born and bred and grew up on Albert Street. He previously worked at Linby Colliery before becoming a manager with Shipstones Brewery. He has three grandchildren.

“I would not have missed my time at the Plough for the world,” he said.

Paul left the pub, which is owned by the Greene King brewery, at the end of March when a farewell do was packed to the rafters. Since then, it has been closed for refurbishment. But it re-opened on Thursday April 14 with new manager Tammy Jarvis at the helm — DISPIC 11-0935-1.