THE FAMILY who own a popular Bracknell pub are this month celebrating their 22nd anniversary of owning it.

Publican Shane Levey and his family are set to enjoy the anniversary of running the Admiral Cunningham following a £180,000 investment by Ei Group.

This latest project is part of Ei Group’s £80m estate investment scheme, which aims to ensure that its network of 4,000 plus pubs are vibrant, attractive and at the heart of their local communities across the UK.

The Levey family, consisting of dad Barry, mum Teresa and brothers Harry and Shane, are longstanding members of the community, with both Shane and his brother having grown up in the pub.

They have reassured the local community that the revitalised Admiral Cunningham - known locally as the AC - will continue to be run as a family business, with all members of the family playing an active role in the day-to-day management and operation of the pub.

The significant investment from Ei Publican Partnerships has enabled the publicans to create ‘The Garden Room’, a grand decking area where customers can enjoy the outdoor views.

Covered by an electric controlled canopy, the new asset to the pub is already in high demand from the community, having been fully booked for the summer season.

It will be used to host wedding receptions and birthday parties, as well as providing an excellent dining and drinking experience for customers during both winter and summer months.

Shane said: "Having been our home for the past 22 years, my family and I have put our hearts and souls into making this pub a success and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far.

"We are hugely excited to have the opportunity to take the pub to new heights following this investment, as we continue to solidify this pub as the heart of this great community.

"We are looking forward to utilising the new space and hosting several great events in the near future."

The new space will also be the setting for an upcoming party in celebration of the investment, where residents and relatives will come together to enjoy and celebrate the success that the Levey family have brought to the Admiral Cunningham, over the past two decades.

Ei Publican Partnerships regional manager, Jay Pearce, said: "Shane and his family have been a great asset to the pub and I am very happy to celebrate their 22nd anniversary.

"The Levey family have dedicated themselves to making this pub a success and they demonstrate how passion, drive and expertise is the perfect recipe for making any pub thrive.

"Ei Publican Partnerships is passionate about running pubs that are more than just a place to eat and drink, but serve as a venue for communities to come together and enjoy a fantastic experience.

"The Admiral Cunningham is a shining example of this."