Waitress rises to the top at Bideford pub

08:00 21 March 2014

Katie Spearman (second left) is pictured with some of her team.

Katie Spearman (second left) is pictured with some of her team.

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Katie takes over as manager of ‘oldest pub’ – 16 years after staring as a waitress.

KATIE Spearman has become the manager of Bideford’s Kings Arms – 16 years after starting work at the pub as a teenage waitress.

The fifth generation Bidefordian said she was excited to be given the opportunity to put her stamp on the iconic quayside inn, which dates back to the mid 1500s.

“This is an exciting time for the Kings Arms,” said Katie.

“I have plenty of ideas for fun events and entertainment for our regulars and new clients who still enjoy a traditional pub with character that is well-run and offers great value and service.”

Landlord Paul Phipps, who took the pub on in 1998 and hired Katie as a fresh-faced 14-year-old, said she had become an ‘invaluable asset’ to the business.

He said: “Katie has always been an integral part of the workings of the pub and she is going to be a fantastic manager and already has the support of our locals and regulars.”

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