PUB goers are in for a treat at West Lavington local The Royal Oak, which now has an award winning team at the helm.
It is set to be an exciting year for the pub, which has been taken over by Ben Burston, landlord of the Rising Sun in Milland and his father in law Julian Swan.
After Fullers named the Rising Sun best village pub of the year 2014 and Ben was given master cellarman status, he will be bringing his recipe for success to West Lavington, along with Dan Gibb, Pete Alderman and new head chef Dudley Johnson.
They hope to carry out refurbishments over the next few months.
Ben said: “We have a long term plan, and want to bring a breath of fresh air to the pub. A welcome is going to be there that wasn’t in the past. We will serve good quality, home cooked pub food. This will be a pub for the people and the home of the cheaper pint, as happy hour is here to stay, Tuesday to Saturday.”
Julian added: “We are hoping to continue the same successful formula as the Rising Sun.”
The first live music night at The Royal Oak is tomorrow, with blues and rock band Uncle Buck playing from 9pm-11pm.