Meet Ant and Aoife
Ant Ciavarella and Aoife Halliday (Ruckus Pubs Ltd) are the proud landlords of The Ostrich at Castle Acre since 2021. They’ve brought Norfolk’s iconic 16th century coaching inn back to life, with a welcoming bar, local produce from the kitchen and relaxing overnight stays.
Ant started waiting tables in Sydney in 1993 at one of Australia’s best restaurants, Forty One. He then upped sticks to London and worked at the original Soho House for a few years as a waiter and then manager. There were a few misspent years in IT before he was lured back to hospitality, working in operation services; launching Barmetrix in London in 2007 and Ruckus in 2020.
Aoife started working in a pub during art college in 2000 and moved back to London after time in California. Working bars to pay the rent made her realise that hospitality was her calling. Ant finally convinced her to join him as a business partner in 2018 which he credits as his best business decision to date!
In 2021 Ant and Aoife created Ruckus Pubs Ltd and became landlords of The Ostrich in Castle Acre.
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