March 4, 2015
Sisters re-open village pub near Burnham to keep family tradition going

Two sisters who were raised in the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea have returned to save the pub they grew up in, less than a year after it was closed by the previous owners.

The White Horse Inn on the Mark Causeway was home to Harriet and Hannah McKenzie between 1993-2001 when it was owned by their parents, and the pair have always wanted to go back and run it as their own.

Now, their dream has come true and the pub has been re-opened by the pair, who have taken charge.

Harriet told "Our parents took on the pub back in 1993 for nine years and we spent most of our earlier childhood here. It's held so many happy memories for us and we had always said we would like to return one day and when that opportunity came up we felt the timing was right."

"After months of refurbishment and negotiations with the PubCo we have finally opened our doors."

"We couldn't have hoped for a better response so far! Everybody in the village and surrounding areas have been so supportive and it's lovely to see so many familiar faces return to the pub."

"With so many pubs closing down these days we know how important it is to get it right. We have returned it to a family-run country inn with real ales, wine and food that it was when mum and dad ran it previously."

"All our food is freshly prepared daily so a new menu is written every day depending on what nice piece of meat the butcher has that week or what piece of fish the fishmonger brings in! With lovely real open fires to warm yourselves by, this Victorian traditional pub is a real gem and we are so glad it has been restored to the buzzing village pub it once was."


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