About Us

Keith Challis (KC) has been involved in the Pub Industry since 1971 and has operated high profile pubs throughout the UK and also Victoria, Australia. KC has promoted many branded outlets such as The Square, Bar Vin and even opened and traded the first Mr Q’s in London. He then helped develop the brand towards its national coverage of over 1000 units. KC had operated the lease of The Jenny Lind from April 2009 until October 2012.


Linda Challis has completed 32 years of experience in Retail, predominantly with Sainsbury’s PLC and has been responsible for over 100 employees with HR responsibilities. Linda is now devoted to The Jenny Lind full time. Linda is also the proud mother of two successful daughters who were raised whilst developing her career that have blessed her with grandchildren.


KC & Linda have been together since September 2009 and acquired the freehold of The Jenny Lind on 1st November 2012. Together they have grown the business and increased the employee headcount from 5 to 14. They are both involved with local associations such as Barwatch, Evening Economy Group Hastings & St Leonards and also The High Street Traders of Hastings Old Town.

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