Old Farmhouse to be refurbished

Land lord Eric 'Monty' Montgomery and Managers Claire Smith and Claire Whitemore.

Land lord Eric 'Monty' Montgomery and Managers Claire Smith and Claire Whitemore. - Credit: Archant

A POPULAR pub in Nailsea is having a huge makeover to revitalise the historic building.

Land lord Eric 'Monty' Montgomery and Managers Claire Smith and Claire Whitemore.

Land lord Eric 'Monty' Montgomery and Managers Claire Smith and Claire Whitemore. - Credit: Archant

The Old Farmhouse, in Trendlewood Way, is one of the oldest buildings in Nailsea and landlords Monty and Marianne are giving the pub a new lease of life by refurbishing the site and showing off its historic features.

The watering hole will soon have a new courtyard, a cosy snug and new food order point in the old bar and a log burning stove has been installed in the old kitchen.

The disabled toilets and baby changing area are being moved into the Old Barn and modernised.

The carvery room will be given a makeover, as will the children’s outside play area.


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A lot of the grade II-listed building’s traditional features will be exposed to show off the 17th century workmanship and more windows are being added to brighten up the venue.

Fruit trees and flower and herb beds will also be planted in the pub grounds to add colour to the eating area.

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Monty said: “Times are tough but Monty and Marianne would like to thank business partner Hall and Woodhouse, their locals who make that regular journey to sip at the Badger nectar and all who have supported us from close and afar.

“The future of the Old Farmhouse looks rosy as it enters its next chapter of its long history and The Old Farmhouse will be celebrating its 350th birthday in 2015.”

The pub was built in 1665 and was used as a farm until the 1980s.

In 1985 it was bought by Hall and Woodhouse brewery and opened as a pub, before Eric Montgomery and Marianne Cope took it over in 2009.

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