Five say: ‘Hare we go!’

Trish and David McManus are handing over the Hare Arms at Stow Bardolph to Pat and Debs Palmer. ANL-160628-124647001
Trish and David McManus are handing over the Hare Arms at Stow Bardolph to Pat and Debs Palmer. ANL-160628-124647001
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Husband and wife team Trish and David McManus are handing over the reins of the Hare Arms at Stow Bardolph where they have been landlords for 40 years.

They are “looking forward to putting their feet up” as they celebrate their retirement, but not before they pass the baton of the popular business, just off the A10 between Downham and Lynn, to new landlords. They are local couple Pat and Debs Palmer, who met at The Hare Arms, in 1987 while working behind the bar. Now married and current owners of the busy Palmers Restaurant in Downham, they are looking forward to the hand over of the Hare on Monday, July 18. Said Pat: “We’re really pleased to be able to take the Hare on from Trish and David. We’ve become great friends over the years and will continue that, just from the other side of the bar.”

And a fifth person with a connection to the Hare, Hannah Sweeney, will be taking over Palmers following Pat and Debs’ 16-year operation. She will be renaming it Sweeney’s. Hannah started at the Hare when she was 14. Picture: Supplied