Sean Dyche officially has a pub in Burnley named after him
A Burnley pub which re-named itself in honour of Sean Dyche for leading them to Europe has officially opened today.
Staff at ‘The Royal Dyche’ (formerly known as ‘The Princess Royal’) served their first pint at midday today after promising to rename the venue back in November.
Burnley will compete in the Europa League after securing a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last campaign, their first venture into Europe since the 1966-67 season.
During the 2016-17 season, Dyche was promised free drinks if he simply kept the Clarets up.
However, after a fantastic start to the season, staff at the venue duly raised the bar.
Landlady Justin Lorriman told the Burnley Express the day was equally special as it marked five years to the day since she took the pub over.
“Sean’s been at the club for five-and-a-half years so we’ve been here with him for every moment.
“I didn’t think back in November we’d be here now but we are and it’s fantastic. It’s great for the club and it’s great for the pub. This is a like a fresh start for the building.
“The regulars are thrilled. A lot of people didn’t think we were going to go through it with it but we always were. We don’t do things by halves here.”