The Hunters Inn have made it to the final three within the Stars of Stonegate awards, from a whole bunch who initially entered.
Proprietor Chris Schutrups purchased the pub six months in the past and has endeavoured to make it household pleasant with meals made with native elements.
Chris stated: “Within the south coast space, we have been amongst round 400 pubs that have been checked out. We made it to the final three. From there, the award ceremony occurs in November to recognise the regional Stars of Stonegate after which finally, the Star of Stonegate.
“We’re exceptionally honoured to have been recognised by the board of Stonegate having solely had possession of the Hunters Inn for round six months. We have taken the pub and renovated it to be a household and canine pleasant hub for the neighborhood.
“We have invested over £100,000 within the enterprise which has been all the things from structural work on the pub itself to exterior seating. Additionally a model new play space which is certainly one of only a few in Romsey.
“We have taken on Duncan Younger, an exceptionally proficient operator in hospitality. Additionally Max Beale our skilled head chef. From that we now have create a staff who actually love what they’re doing.
“After we took over, we have been thirty seventh out of 105 in Romsey on Tripadvisor. We are actually second and we’re the primary pub. We’ve additionally managed to donate in extra of £4,000 already to native causes.”
The Hunters Inn has been on the coronary heart of the neighborhood for a whole bunch of years and was recognized by its earlier identify of The Outdated Rising Solar again within the 1800s.
The acquisition, from fashionable earlier homeowners Gary Whitfield and Gina McDonald who took the choice earlier this yr to deal with their full time careers, will safe the way forward for the neighborhood hub for generations to return.
For extra particulars on the pub, go to: huntersinnromsey.com.