Meet the investors behind pub. They are three families (the Swinburn’s, Sullivan’s and Downie’s) who heard the lease was up for sale and collectively jumped at the chance of taking on the challenge. Between them they have 8 children with the eldest 6 attending Curdridge Primary School.


The Sullivan's

Kieron, Claire, Evie and Poppy Sullivan have lived in Curdridge for 8 years, with the girls attending the local Primary School. It’s a special place for them as a family as it is where it all began, having had their wedding at St Peters Church. 

“When the Cricketers Inn became available we wanted to be involved to keep the pub within the heart of our community, which is so important to us” said Claire.


The Downie's

The Downie family moved to Curdridge in 2015 after falling in love with the village. The local pub was a huge draw as was the reputable Curdridge primary school, which would soon become a big part of their life with having 4 children. Their eldest two children already attend the school with the two littlest following in the next couple of years.

“We’ve made so many lovely friends in the village since moving in and we really enjoy our life here. When the opportunity arose to invest with friends to take over the lease of the Cricketers we couldn’t have been more excited” said Lorna.

Their journey was even more special when their Brother and Sister in Law agreed to run the pub having made the move from South Devon. 

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The Swinburn's

The Swinburn’s have lived in Curdridge for 6 years after falling for its community spirit. They attend the village Church and are now thrilled to be part of the local pub with fellow residents and friends.

Peter is a partner at a law firm and specialises in Real Estate. Rachel works part-time as an Administration Assistant at a local junior school and their children, Ellie and Charlie attend Curdridge Primary School. 

“The Cricketers offers us a wonderful opportunity to invest in the soul of our village and bring everyone together. We have some great ideas for community events and are super excited to be part of the best venue around”, said Rachel.