paid to popular former Burnham-On-Sea pub landlord
have been paid to a popular Burnham-On-Sea pub landlord who died
over the Easter weekend after a long struggle with poor health.
Hodge, pictured, was landlord of the Somerset and Dorset pub in
Burnham High Street for more than 20 years until 2007.
of Burnham-On-Sea.com have been paying tribute to Roy here.
John Quinnell, current landlord of the S&D, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"He was an absolutely brilliant landlord - a superb guy who
was very popular and did so much for the community."
he suffered from long-running health problems and that was the
only reason he gave up the pub."
was instrumental in setting up the pub's fundraising group, the
Local Emergency Service (LES) which over the course of 22 years
earned almost £70,000 for local good causes. Roy
was present at the very last LES cheque presentation, which
was held in January 2008, as pictured below.