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About Us

Wow - it's been over two and a half years since this project began and our investors took the Bay Horse back into local ownership. We can hardly believe it. We have made it through the ups and downs of our first couple of years in business and we are still here! We would like to express our thanks to everyone - in the village and beyond - who has supported us. We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves as much as we have enjoyed serving you.


A kitchen fire in Autumn 2016 forced the Bay Horse to close. The owners wanted to sell it for residential development, but fearing they would lose their pub forever, the villagers stepped in and raised almost half a million pounds to purchase the property.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to repair and renovate the building, and the new tenants have refitted and refurbished throughout. You can see a selection of before and after pictures here.

Or have a look at this interactive presentation (it's best in full screen mode):

Many thanks to Andrew Stephenson MP for his support, and for cutting the ribbon on our Grand Opening. We have a few pictures here.

We also have a gallery of pictures from the opening Investors' Evening here.

Opening Hours:

Every Day: 12-11pm

Food service:

Monday-Friday: 12-2:30pm
and 5-8.30pm

Saturday: 12-8.30pm
Sunday: 12-8pm

Bank Holiday Weekends
(Friday-Monday inclusive): 12-8pm

Keeping it Local

The investors didn’t want to try and run a pub and restaurant themselves, so they looked for a partner to take on that role as a commercial opportunity.

Chris and Adrienne Swarbrick moved to the village in 2010, and their sons Joe & Jack have both worked in hospitality for years. They presented a business plan to the investors, who saw a perfect opportunity for a family living in the village to run the village-owned pub.

The deal was agreed and the lease signed on 9th October, 2017.

Jack is General Manager and runs the business supported by Joe, Assistant Manager Brett Nichols, Adrienne & Chris and our great team of friendly staff.

So please come and join us for quality unpretentious food, great beer, fine wines & spirits, good company and a very warm welcome.


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