Another local pub has quietly gone on the might-be-for-sale market, with an emphasis on the might-be.

Burrator Inn landlords Phil and Sara Cater are advertising their lease with Punch Taverns for possible transfer, although they have not yet made a firm decision to retire and they are discussing other possibilities for the future with family members.

The outline details can be found here

Phil said this week: “At the moment, there is no story because nothing is happening. We are here for a good while yet. But if the right offer came through, yes we would be tempted. We’re both in our 60s.”

Meanwhile, news of the day at the pub is new barmaid Claire Lemasurier, pictured below, who is training and fund-raising for a year of climbing and cycling which would take in six mountains on four continents, starting next April. Meanwhile, the 38-year-old mother of two girls is training hard at Peak Health & Fitness in Tavistock.

Claire: not in training – and not at The Burrie on this occasion

Claire got asked to go to Malawi as an ambassador for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth and decided to incorporate the assignment into a global fund-raising marathon which will involve climbing about 14 miles of vertical distance  and cycling 250.

Find out the details at – or ask her about it at The Burrator.

Start of a hooley: The Leaping Salmon had a great open mike night last Sunday, kicked off by the line-up in the picture. Front left is seven-year-old Nancy Fitzsimmons, on penny whistle, and right of her is Michael Mathieson of Mad Dog McRea. In the red scarf is Mike Neenan, guitarist with Fallen Cedars and Hannah & Trefoil. Bodhrun player Jacky Stanswood Hudswell, far right, and other local musicians joined in and came back later with their own line-ups.

Young village singer and guitarist Liv Allen, who went down well at the village music festival this summer, scored another hit with the pub audience and has been rebooked for Sunday December 16.

Pub manager Fred Andrews said: “It was such a good night we’ll definitely be thinking about making it a regular event in the new year. Meanwhile, until after Christmas, we’re still taking Sunday nights week by week, apart from the firm booking for Liv.”

                                                    Liv Allen

The London Inn hosts the annual Cavaliers Bottle Auction next Friday (Dec 14, 2018).

Meanwhile, the pub has installed a cross-trainer and a rowing machine and is challenging visitors to match the pace of local Marines Baz Gray, who is ski-ing to the South Pole, and Lee Spencer, who is due to start rowing the Atlantic next week. For poster with details, see the Horrabridge Times Noticeboard by clicking


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