Around 18 months ago The Full Measure on Mill Street, Driffield, closed its doors for business due to the effects of the economic downturn on the region.
A number of attempts to re-open this classic old pub, steeped in local history, hit the buffers.
Now,following a general internal refit and a change of character, the Full Measure has re-opened once again - under new management.
The new licensees are Wendy and John Holmes.
John is well known for his work in the sporting field and worked at Leeds Rhinos and, after five years at Leeds United with Adam Pearson, he moved to Hull City as Sales Director with wife Wendy.
During his time at Hull City ,he was responsible for the commercial side of the club and was instrumental in the development and running of the KC Stadium.
From Hull, John moved to Gillingham AFC as Commercial Director and then onto Brighton Race Course before re-joining Adam Pearson at Hull FC.
John now runs his own sales company and works for many local clubs. He is regularly seen umpiring in the Premier Division in the York Senior Cricket League.
Wendy is a RMN trained nurse, who moved into sport to work alongside John at Leeds United, Hull City and Gillingham.
She has owned and managed various pubs and hotels in Kent, Sussex and in the north, and holds a Door Supervisors License.
The couple are looking to once again turn the Measure into a local community pub open 11am to 11pm and late on weekends. The Full Measure runs Pool Teams, Darts Teams and is looking to run a Sunday Football team.
On Friday September 19, which is also Wendy and John’s 33rd wedding anniversary, pub-goers are invited to meet them. To add to the fun they have teamed up with local band ‘Strange Brew’.
The band (Jammy, Dave R, Dave W, Tom and Micky) will be playing all the classic pop-rock hits ranging from the 1960’s to more current genres.
The band started out playing early rock and soul classics such as Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free etc. but since re-forming in 2010, to broaden their appeal, they now have a ‘Plan B’ which is aimed at parties, weddings and other special occasions keeping their audiences dancing from start to finish.
It’s been a whole lot of fun from the time the band reformed.
Dave Robinson, lead guitar and vocals, said: “Local people have been so much fun and have supported us all the way.
To the live music pubs across the region and to friends old and new - we can’t thank you enough.”