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Dapper Black Country landlord announces his retirement from famed Ma Pardoes after 23 years

One of the Black Country's best known pub landlords has announced he will retire early next year.

Head brewer Paul Cooksey with licensee Tim Newey, right

Tim Newey has worked at the Old Swan, Netherton, for more than 46 years and always wears a smart waistcoat and fob watch on a chain.

Mr Newey, aged 64, has been the licensee of the pub, known by many as Ma Pardoes, for the last 23 years.

The pub in Halesowen Road, which dates from 1835, is now owned by Heineken, who leased it to Mr Newey.

Head brewer Paul Cooksey and licensee Tim Newey behind the bar at the Old Swan