Monday, 16 July 2018

Regulars return for pub revival

MORE than 100 people attended the reopening of a Crazies Hill pub.

MORE than 100 people attended the reopening of a Crazies Hill pub.

The Horns held an open evening to celebrate Adam and Sandra Purdy taking over as the new landlords.

Guests were treated to a free drink on arrival, while there was also food including sausages, cheese and biscuits and crisps served through the evening.

Wargrave Parish Council chairman Richard Bush and councillor Philip Davies, who also sits on the Crazies Hill residents’ association both attended.

Mr and Mrs Purdy, who will live above the pub, moved from Lancashire to take over and have refurbished the interior. Mr Purdy is a chef while Mrs Purdy works front of house and the pair have more than 20 years of pub business experience between them.

They were married in September and moved to be closer to Mrs Purdy’s family in Newbury.

Mr Purdy said: “The open night went really well, it carried on well into the night. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, there were lots of happy faces although there was drink involved!”

The 16th century pub was closed in February after John and Sarah Schlaefli left after 18 months. They were the sixth tenants at the Brakspear pub in as many years.

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