Jubilee Inn set to reopen

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A much-loved pub is set to reopen in a Cornish village with new landlords at its helm.

The Jubilee Inn, in Pelynt, has been closed since the beginning of the year but St Austell Brewery-owned pub will be back in business in a few days’ time.

It’s Linda and Steve Mason’s first pub but they are ready and raring to go, having already “fallen in love” with the pub and community.

After some consideration about getting into the trade, the pair moved from Buckinghamshire to take on the 16th century pub complete with a stretching beer garden and nine-bed accommodation.

Having been stationed in Cornwall in the Navy and starting her family in Cornwall, Linda Mason was always keen to return to the area one day.

“We had looked at a few pubs and on the same day we knew we had lost out on another, we were shown the Jubilee Inn here,” she said. “As soon as we walked in, we just thought, yes. The community have already been wonderful with people popping in to say hello.”

Most of the staff who previously worked at the pub are returning, as is the chef. The team plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week when the kitchen is back up and running towards the end of May.

The pub, which was originally a farm, is getting a spruce up with some lighter painting and cleaning, and there are plans to install solar panels and harvest rainwater for the toilets.

The officially reopens on Saturday (May 4).