Village pub is given makeover

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JUST a few doors down from The Fountain Inn, a pub has taken on a new lease of life.

The Robin Hood Inn in Rowlands Castle has a new landlord at its helm, Mark Eyre.

Mr Eyre hails from Clanfield and is experienced at refurbishing pubs.

Since taking over in March, Mr Eyre and his team have spent thousands of pounds renovating the pub and have installed a new kitchen.

Mr Eyre also runs Ye Olde George Inn, in East Meon, a 15th century coaching inn that he has completely refurbished.

New manager Sally Johnson, who used to work at Ye Olde George Inn and has been in the pub trade for 20 years, said: ‘Mark is also the head chef as well as being the landlord.

‘This is very much a local pub.

‘We are hoping to get a lot of the locals back.

‘Mark is very passionate about the food and has lots of new ideas.

‘Our aim is to build the food side up.

‘It’s traditional English – all home-cooked food and locally sourced.’