Village pub gets fresh lease of life

A VILLAGE pub near Stowmarket has re-opened for business with new licensees at the helm.

Angela Crocker, who already runs the Magpie in Combs Ford, has also now taken over the Chestnut Horse in nearby Great Finborough along with partner Alan Sanders.

A revamped interior and bar will welcome customers, with home-cooked food available from a newly-installed kitchen.

“This is such a lovely pub in a beautiful setting,” said Angela. “I want to make it famous for what it is, a real country pub with good food and good ales. We’re both really looking forward to welcoming customers back, and new ones.”

Paul Devine, business development manager at Greene King, which owns the pub, said Angela had been keen to expand her interests and the Chestnut Horse was “the perfect place for both Angela and Alan to take a business together”.

He added: “It’s great to have them on board as the licensees and for Angela to bring her special qualities here to develop another proper pub with quality customer service. We wish her and Alan the very best with the new venture”.

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