Littlehempston Community Pub Limited has completed the purchase of the Tally Ho today !
The keys were finally handed over at about 3.30 this afternoon. Shareholders and supporters will be hard at work over the next couple of weeks to get the pub cleaned, tidied and ready to be fully open again by Mothers’ Day, Sunday 30th March. The plan is to re-open serving drinks only on Friday 28th, and have a full food menu available by Mothers’ Day.
The pub will be run by landlady Hollie Brockwell and chef Chris Webley. They’ve worked together before at the Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell, near Bristol – a free house that features prominently in The Good Beer Guide. Hollie and Chris admit to being nervous, but also excited and looking forward to the challenge of running a re-opened Tally Ho. This energetic young couple bring lots of experience with them – Chris has been a chef all his working life and Hollie started in the trade at a very tender age, helping in her parents’ establishment, the Primrose Tea Rooms in Lustleigh.