West Huntspill’s Orchard Inn has re-opened this month following a major £195,000 investment by pub owners Punch, with a local brother and sister as publicans.
New life has been breathed into the pub with a complete redecoration completed inside and out.
Alterations have been made to the bar and restaurant area to create a more open space, providing more space and freedom for customers.
With new fixed seating and soft furnishings throughout, The Orchard has a traditional, warm feel.
The Punch-owned pub is operated by brother and sister duo, Charlotte and Connor Lockyer, pictured.
The pub is well-known to the family with Charlotte running the pub previously in partnership with their mother, Michelle, between 2009 and 2014.
Charlotte and Connor bring with them a wealth of experience in hospitality with a great reputation for serving high quality food using locally sourced produce, including produce from the Lockyer family farm!
Speaking about the pub, Charlotte told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are really excited to be back at the Orchard, the investment has really done the pub proud. It looks fantastic!”
“We have lots of plans to bring this pub back to the heart of the community and look forward to welcoming customers old and new to enjoy their time with us.”
“To match a range of quality cask ale, craft beer, gin and wine the pub will serve food every day with a menu that is chock-full of beautifully home-cooked classic dishes.”
“Customers will come for miles to enjoy the Sunday Roasts at The Orchard, with locally farmed meat being the spotlight with perfectly cooked veggies and suitably splendid roasties – simply delicious!”
Punch Managing Director, Andy Spencer, added: “This is a significant investment by Punch in an established community pub and we are extremely pleased with the new look created here.”
“With our new Publicans, Charlotte and Connor at the helm we are confident that the Orchard will continue to thrive at the very heart of the community it serves.”
Punch owns and operates 1,300 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales and is investing £32 million in its pub estate in the next year with brilliant Publicans like Charlotte and Connor running their pubs.