ROD and Sheila Studholme are in the middle of a double celebration.
The couple marked 25 years behind the bar at The Fountain in Newsome on Saturday.
And they are also looking forward to the birth of their first grandchild later this week.
Their son Ross and his partner Nicola Walton are expecting their first child on Friday. Sheila, 59, said: “We can’t wait.”
On Saturday they held a karaoke night to mark 25 years at The Fountain.
Sheila said: “It was a brilliant night, the pub was absolutely packed out.”
Rod and Sheila moved from Manchester in 1984 to take over the Towngate pub.
Sheila believes their customers are the key to their success. She said: “We’re very, very lucky to have such a good customer base. We are what we are.”
The pub is also home to the Newsome Panthers, who were formed in 1995.
Rod, 64, said: “Former Great Britain international Paul Brick set up the club. They just had the one under-12 team. Now they have 260 kids with six teams in the winter and three in the summer.
“We provide them with sponsorship, a base and food every weekend.”
With 25 years under their belt, the couple have no plans to call it a day. Rod said: “We’ve got the lease until I’m 75 and we’ve no plans to retire.”
Fountain regular Ned Tyndall is in no hurry to see the back of the couple.
The 69-year-old, who lives at Church Lane, has been a regular for 43 years.
Ned said: “Rod and Sheila are good people. This is an old-fashioned pub and it’s good craic in here.”