About the pub and its people

Ernie Welch, your host

St Chad's Church, DarnhallErnie has lived in Winsford since 1963, when he moved here from Sale. During his time in Winsford he has been very community minded and involved in a huge number of local sporting and musical events.

For the last twelve years Ernie has been the landlord of THe Rifleman in Winsford, and also some other pubs in the Mid-Cheshire area.

Still heavily involved in the pub football team and other concerns, Ernie still finds time to present an Irish music show, with a friend on Mid Cheshire Radio - the local community radio station.

Ernie is also a family man and lives in Winsford with his wife, Mary and three grown up children, Kate, Caroline and Michael.

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