The webteam are pleased to announce that the Bear will only be closed for a few days for refurbishments to some areas when a new tenant takes over at the end of the moth.
We have been contacted by the person who is finalising plans to take over the business with the owner and present tenants. They tell us that the solictors of all three parties concerned are working at great speed to enable the handover to take place as smoothly as possible.
The new tenant, who wishes not to be named at present, has told us:
The plan for the pub is quite a simple formula. It will be taken back to basics, serving good hearty British food such as fresh steaks, fish, homemade pies, Sunday lunches sandwiches and lunches. We will of course be sourcing products for our menu as locally as possible to support the community that will support our business.
Although changes are planned for the pub, I do not see any need to change the main downstairs area but will be starting a programme of renovations for the bedrooms immediately and also tidying up the beer garden and entrance area as well as having a children’s play area installed by the lower car park.
The pub will be a traditional pub selling one local ale as a permanent drink – please feel free to comment on which one you all would like to see as a permanent fixture at the bar – one local guest and one national guest, which I am hoping will St Austell Brewery’s Tribute from Cornwall. We will also be serving a selection of lagers and a good selection of spirits, wines and soft drinks.
I will keep the website and my new neighbours updated with events as they happen.
The legal situation and need for refurbishments in the cellar will mean that the pub will be closed for a few days, but they hope to keep the closure as short as possible. There will be caretakers on site during the refurbishments and until the new landlord takes up residence there.