Landlord Sam toasts pub’s new look

A proper pub ... Landlord Sam Butler, with his wife Faye, at the newly refurbished Waggon and Horses in Sudbury.
A proper pub ... Landlord Sam Butler, with his wife Faye, at the newly refurbished Waggon and Horses in Sudbury.
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A LANDLORD is hoping to attract more regulars to his pub after spending more than £25,000 on improvements.

Sam Butler, who has been behind the bar at the Waggon and Horses in Acton Square, Sudbury, since November, hopes the investment will entice customers through the door.

“We’ve kept a very traditional pub style but just smartened things up,” said the 31-year-old.

“Lots of places are going down the bar route, but England is famous for its traditional pub, which is the hub of the community, and that’s what we’re aiming for.”

As part of the work, which has only just been completed, the bar has been extended, the cellar renovated, more lighting added and beams exposed.

A new chef, Ben Hoyle, who is a close friend of Sam’s, has also been hired to cook homemade food, while the pub is running quiz nights and even a knitting club, which Sam’s wife Faye, 22, is a keen member of.

“We’ve accomplished so much in just over six months and now it feels like everything is coming together,” added Sam.