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Stephen is finally taking over his father’s pub, and he has a tough act to follow. His dad, Laurie, is a local hero. At least he was, until he died. There’s only one problem: Stephen is a loser. And when the charismatic Andrew turns up at Laurie’s funeral, Stephen’s anxiety strikes. Andrew claims the short time he spent fostered by Stephen’s family was the happiest of his life. As Stephen teeters on the brink of paranoid mania, he investigates Andrew’s past—but his most surprising discoveries will be about himself.
Stephen is preparing to take over the family business following the death of his dad, but the
unexpected arrival of charismatic foster-brother Andrew starts to change everything.
After Andrew is left a share of the business in Laurie’s will, he and Stephen have very different ideas
about how to clear the pub’s debts. The Nichols family gather together as Alison, Stephen’s ex and
the family lawyer, reveals what’s in Laurie’s will.
Now he has a stake in the family business, Andrew decides to make drastic changes to the John
Barleycorn pub in order to try and bring in a younger crowd. But Stephen is furious with Andrew's
meddling, and insists that the pub does not need improvements. However, as the five-star reviews for
the newly refurbished Barleycorn start rolling in, Stephen begins to feel suspicious of Andrew's
Stephen and Andrew go on a roadtrip to meet the pub’s suppliers, and Stephen learns more about his
life than he would like. Meanwhile Geoff is left to run the pub in his own inimitable way. Stephen and
Andrew are on tour – a road trip to visit the pub’s suppliers and spread the news of Laurie’s death.
The family set about clearing up after the disastrous pub fire, and Stephen makes some quite startling
discoveries about life, death and Andrew.
Andrew has transformed the pub and a party is held for what would have been Laurie's 69th birthday,
but Stephen finds out some big news about Andrew. Andrew has transformed the pub and a party is
held for what would have been Laurie's 69th birthday, but Stephen finds out some big news about