On 23rd December 1986  Anne decided to make The Mount pleasant Inn not only her new business, but a family home. She feel in love with the old black smiths forge, which was a working forge until the late 60′, which after that became a beautiful room that has seen many celebrations over the years, from weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties, dinner with friends or a cosy meal for two. Originally the building  was an Ostlers house used for changing the horses when a coach came through the village, and dates back to the 18th century.
Pub life has changed considerably over the decades,  and for the past 36 years,  Anne has had her two daughters (and her essential daughter), along side her running things. It is still family run by the same female troupe , their partners and the amazing team that are a huge part of the success of this much loved pub. Some say walking into the MP is like coming home. We hope in the years to come we continue to open our doors and carry on making you feel warm and welcome. 

2020/21/22 has seen a huge change in the hospitality industry, and none of us could have dreamt what the covid-19 crisis would do to us all. Along with so many others, we have now had to change the way we run our pub. Peoples habits have changed and we have changed too.  Each day still  brings new challenges for us all in this ever changing world. 

We are now into 2023 – we are still working hard to ensure you feel comfortable, & no, things aren’t the same as they once were!

Please take a moment to think of other customers and please continue to be respectful. Please continue to observe and be mindful of social distancing towards others as some still like a bit of space, especially as we are entering into winter time and bugs get passed around more. Please carry on to maintain good personal hygiene and carry on using the hand sanitiser stations provided. 

A long long time ago ………At the beginning back in July 2020….we were pretty nervous about starting up again. It had been a real rollercoaster ride and the world had been under so much heart ache and trauma, and now with  the cost of living crisis, its hard to see how we will all continue!  As you can all appreciate with Covid, not only is this pub our business but it is also our family home, so when we were getting ready to open up again we took some time to ensure that we made it as safe as possible for you our customers, but also for us as a family. We risk assessed our business in line with all the current government guidelines on COVID-19, and kept reviewing it daily which was exhausting!  We are looking ahead now we are into 2023 and we have started to rebuild and time will heal. Things have changed, and there are positives that have come out of these crazy times. We are still here but we won’t be going back to running at the same level that we once did, for us as a family it has made us take the opportunity to step back a little. We now close Sunday evenings from 4pm and all day Monday, and on the other days that we are open we have reduced our opening hours for food and drink.  After 36 years we think its a nice  treat ! We would really like to take this opportunity  to thank everyone that has been with us and supported us on not only this covid journey but over the years we have been here. It has been hard for everyone in all types of business, and it all seems like a dream now. Thankfully we make it  and that’s down to you are incredible customers, our amazing team and just down right determination.  We hope that the service we will be providing form now on will fit into your weekly planner.

….Our future ??  All we can say is even if its by candle light and head torches, we will continue to provide good local beers, ciders, home cooked food, warm fires in the winter and beautiful beer garden in the summer.  So if you are travelling  by foot, car, bike, tractor, horse or steam engine, you are all very welcome to rest and re fuel as many have always done :)

health, peace and kindness to all.

The PUB x

spot the steam engine !!!!!!!!
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