Your Friendly Pub co was founded November 2012 by John and Tania Bandy with a wealth of experience to draw upon previously working for Whitbread plc and Eldridge pope in the managed house sector.
Your Friendly Pub co is focused on taking failing or closed businesses and bringing them back to life and commercial viability, by way of going back to basics with good old fashioned standards and service the home of good honest food and friendly service. Having taken a few years out of the pub / restaurant trade to build thier property portfolio, they are now back and focused on expanding their pub chain.
Your Friendly Pub co took the lease on The Farmer’s Union, Exeter in December 2012. It was a business on its knees but with a huge scope to improve. After a lot of hard work it is now a thriving unit managed by Stephen Nash and a team of full and part time staff. The pub had a full refurbishment in 2015, bringing a modern feel to classic pub dining and drinking.
The Twisted Oak, Ide opened it's doors in February 2015 and is a great pub for everyone. The team met all the same standards that our set across our business. They hosted the first “Ide Fest” in 2017 which will return annually. After turning the failed business back around, Your Friendly Pub Co handed the pub over to another company on 26th November 2019.