re-open village pub near Burnham to keep family tradition going
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.
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
their dream has come true and the pub has been re-opened by the
pair, who have taken charge.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
months of refurbishment and negotiations with the PubCo we have
finally opened our doors."
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."
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."
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."