The new landlady at The Greyhound in Eastgate Street says she is aiming to make the pub a community/family venue as well as maintaining a warm welcome for its regular drinkers.
Marion Clubb ‘came home’ when she returned to Bury St Edmunds from Canada where she had been living for many years.
After a three week refurbishment the Greene King tenanted pub re-opened on June 8.
Marion has plans to eventually provide bed and breakfast accommodation as well as hold weddings in the attractive large garden behind the pub.
She has introduced live music and tomorrow there will be a performance by Paul Pheonix, winner of Song for Britain and a Eurovision Song contender, who will perform songs from the 60s and 70s.
Marion, will also be converting an outside barn into an external bar and has created a boutique style pub while retaining its Tudor features.
Food, she says,is home cooked using free range meat with bar meals, baskets and platters. On Sundays it will be a family affair with cream teas, barbecues and games for children as well as traditional Sunday lunches.
She said: “I’m looking to create a different image and although it is a drinking man’s pub I also want to offer more to the community. We have a room for coffee mornings and meetings. I want to appeal to everyone. We have a large local following. I like to feel that whoever comes through the front door there is something wating for them.”