The Albany Leisure Group is a small pub chain owned by Stephen and Bonnie Wilson. The business is growing and the couple plan to continue acquiring one or two pubs each year. Their most recent purchase is The Glenisle Inn in Palnackie, south west of Dumfries, Scotland. It’s a warm, inviting establishment that was once full of “interesting clutter”, but it has been brought up to date by Stephen and Bonnie.
The Glenisle Inn now has a cleaner, more modern look but the welcoming ambience for which it is known has been preserved. There’s even a very handy bus stop outside for the convenience of regulars!
Stephen and Bonnie have had an interest in personalised car registrations for some years and, as their business grew, they decided to look for something appropriate for their car. They found YE51 PUB on the Regtransfers website and decided it was perfect for their business. They bought the number and put it on their Nissan 4 x 4.
“YE51 PUB tends to make people smile, and it gives the police a reason to stop me to see if I have been drink driving,” says Stephen, swiftly adding, “There’s definitely no chance of that though”.