New owner promises to preserve traditional village pub

Mark Westley Photography'CAVENDISH'The Bull inn High St, Cavendish'The Bull Inn reopened on Friday with new owners after a refurb. New owner Charlotte Luckman ANL-150225-001638009
Mark Westley Photography'CAVENDISH'The Bull inn High St, Cavendish'The Bull Inn reopened on Friday with new owners after a refurb. New owner Charlotte Luckman ANL-150225-001638009

The new owner of The Bull Inn in Cavendish has promised to keep the village establishment alive after the pub reopened for business.

As the owner of thriving village pub The Half Moon in Belchamp St Paul, David Crook knows how important a traditional tavern is for villagers.

After a two-week refurbishment, The Bull Inn, which is now trading independently as a free house, reopened its doors on Friday.

David said with experienced landlady Charlotte Luckman, the pub will focus on serving fresh, locally-sourced food and quality ales.

“To put any fears to rest, The Bull will be very much kept as a traditional village pub,” he said.

David said he was keen to buy the pub as soon as he saw it, but knew it would need a total revamp.

“It’s a great location for a lovely old pub,” he said. “It’s full of old beams and character – it has bags of potential.”

The new decor is centred around traditional dark wood, four open fireplaces and exposed features.

Its three rooms will also be refurbished in the summer months.