Glen Duckett is the man behind the vision of reviving the Eagle and Child Ramsbottom as a family dining pub, whilst creating training and employment opportunities for young people who are not in education, employment or training.

The concept is a community pub with top notch food and service. During the last 8 years we’ve undergone a huge transformation.

We won UK Pub of the Year in 2017.

In 2019, we’re offering young people an opportunity to learn abroad.

Who’d a thowt?

Celebrating ERASMUS+ success!

Glen and team members at Saint Joseph L’Amandier college, near Angouleme, France. Glen and young people have undertaken a range of vocational projects in France since 2013. Angouleme and Bury have been twin towns for 60 years this year (2019).

We’ve worked hard to access EU ERASMUS+ funding to support local young people to access vocational training projects in France, Spain and Canary Islands. From 2019-2021, 12 young people will undertake vocational projects abroad and 50% of those young people will have additional learning needs or a learning disability to ensure fair access to all for young people from our target communities in Bury and more widely, Greater Manchester and East Lancashire.


We think that it is important that businesses support their local community so we’ve made a few pledges. We aim to:

  • Train and employ local young people aged 14-25 to get the skills and experience to get a career in the food sector.  Since we opened in October 2011, we’ve supported around 200 unemployed and disadvantaged young people into training and employment with an 70% achievement and progression rate! Find out more from Chris and Justine two of our young employees.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle through making sure that we strive for the minimal impact on our local and global environment. We compost and recycle around 95% of our waste.
  • Provide a base and free meeting space for community and voluntary groups. Please get in touch if you need a space to meet or work.
  • Support Incredible Edible Ramsbottom to get people growing, cooking and eating local!
  • Locally sourced ingredients and suppliers from the Pennine areas, ensuring where possible that we use seasonal produce to support the local economy and reduce food miles.
  • Work with other social businesses to widen our social impact.
    We are working with: Belu water, Key Fund, Re:work, Holy Lama toiletriesGive a Crap toilet roll, Running Duck Organic and Fairtrade wines,  Unltd.
  • Support other groups and charities by encouraging our young team to learn about active citizenship and the importance of community and charitable action: Since 2011, we have raised over £20,000 for charities and events including our local hospices, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Ramsbottom Rotary, Streetsmart and more recently Lymphoma Action.


Glen says ‘Cheers’ to all our customers for supporting the Lymphoma Purple Plates campaign.



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