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November 8, 2017

The chance to work for a start-up company running a neighbourhood pub in Stoke Newington was more than Tim Shanks could resist.

The 37-year-old has amassed almost 20 years of experience in pub management, having started as an apprentice with Bass Taverns fresh out of school.  He ran pubs with huge capacities in York and Leeds before moving to London and working in Notting Hill and Wandsworth.

“I saw...

September 21, 2017

A sliding-doors encounter in Newington Green with a former school friend from Macedonia reignited a friendship through which one of Stokey’s most special restaurants was born.

Childhood friends Jana Miseva and Elena Smileva launched The Lacy Nook a year ago after raising £22,000 through a Kickstarter campaign – they also ploughed in all their savings and carried out much of the building work themse...

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