From Farmer in Moulton Chapel to Fishermen in Pode Hole
A new team have taken over the Fishermen’s Arms in Pode Hole – with the pub set to be ready to open under fresh management in a couple of weeks.
Joey and Gemma Hammond are making the switch from The Jolly Farmer in Moulton Chapel to the Dozen’s Bank pub.
The couple had come to the end of their lease in their former pub and have embraced a new challenge.
Joey said: “We will miss the locals, the people were great there. We are moving at the moment – we should be open in the next couple of weeks.
“It’s got a good potential – it’s a nice big building with a lot of passing traffic.
“We are excited by the potential of it.”
The couple took over at The Jolly Farmer last October and opened up the Roman Road pub during a period when the Government’s changing Covid regulations made life tough for publicans.
Joey added: “We are taking over the same menu with a few extras.
“We are going to do theme nights.
“We know the area well and we are looking forward to welcoming our old customers as well as new ones too.”
According to Heritage South Holland, the building was originally known as the Pode Hole Inn and built in 1774 to cater for the labourers carrying out improvements to the Vernatts Drain.
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