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Greyhound Inn, Fenny Bridges, Devon

Picture courtesy: Pete Dakin


 
The Greyhound is on the old A30 at Fenny Bridges. It was built in 1972 to replace the original pub that was destroyed by fire in 1968. In the 1980s the name was changed to The Palomino Pony however it reverted back to The Greyhound when the landlord who renamed it left. Since it closed in 2009 it has been empty with the lease up for sale.
 
This pub reopened on 27th January 2012 following refurbishment.
 
I was the joint owner of this pub for five years in the late 1970s/early 1980s. During our time there the Inn went from almost empty, to a thriving business, winning regional Babycham pub of the year several times.
We sold to the late Sir Fred Pontin, who also owned The Fisherman's Cot pub, further down the coast in Devon. Sadly,it went downhill & was later sold again to a chain, Berni Inns, and on my only visit,everything looked very sad & uncared for, run poorly under management. Glad to see it has opened again and will try a meal there,when I am in the vicinity.
Tina (December 2012)
 

 


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Maxine Brennan 1977-1979  

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