Andrew Coath scoops me up from outside Milton Keynes Central on a grey, dreary November morning. He’s accompanied by Sean McGuirk, operations manager at Epic Pub Company, the business Coath started in 2015. Thankfully, the duo’s company and conversation was more than enough to brighten up the Buckinghamshire sky. We say hello, carry out some obligatory pleasantries and make our way to one of two pubs that they run in the area. First up is a quick stop off at The Anchor in Aspley Guise.