As soon as you read the title to this article you are instantly made aware that the drummer of Arctic Monkey’s, Matt Helders loves the pub – the one who probably spent a lot of time in while growing up as a young man. News has surfaced this week that the pub (must have) been facing difficulties staying afloat – until Matt Helders stepped in and helped save the day.
As per NME, Fagan’s Pub is in the city centre of Sheffield. The pub will now be taken over by a nine-strong group after the departure of pub landlords, and husband and wife duo, Tom and Barbara Boulding. The pair retired last month after 37 years of running the venue together. What a tremendous run. That is a long time to own and run a pub. What a tough business.
After the pair’s retirement, the pub’s future seemed uncertain but it’s now been confirmed that the group will both buy and run the pub.
The group consists of Helders along with the Rockingham Group’s James O’Hara and James Hill, Mark Herbert and Niall Shamma from Warp, Ian Stanyer of Can Studios, joiner Ben Pickup, painter and decorator David House and financial analyst Tom O’Hara (as per The Star).
Speaking to Exposed Magazine about the takeover, Helders joked: “You gotta pick a pocket or two!”
Fagan’s pub is a Sheffield institution, but landlords Tom & Barbara Boulting retired at the end of January after running the pub (named after former landlord Joe Fagan) for 37 years! Thanks for the memories guys, and enjoy your retirement 🍻#Sheffield #Fagans #Pub pic.twitter.com/gcDniZCU52— The Steel City Snapper (@steelcitysnaps) February 2, 2023