Monthly Archives: October 2018

Big welcome to the Joiners

The next chapter in our pub’s history has started with the signing of a long term tenancy agreement with Kelly and Mike Joiner, who are now installed in the Tally Ho with their son, Isaac.

We are extremely fortunate that such good tenants have found us – Kelly and Mike were hunting for a community pub to run on their return from New Zealand, when they came across our advert. And they come fully prepared: they’re used to hard work, long hours and the challenge of running a rural community venue, having owned a successful bar and restaurant in a small village called Peel Forest in South Canterbury, with a strong community bias, which locals would travel miles to get to.

They’re bringing this energy and enthusiasm to Devon with a firm commitment to maintain the Tally’s reputation for good food and drink, and also with innovative ideas for entertainment and community involvement to draw in more custom. We can look forward to regular live music shows, featuring many of the very talented singer songwriters that are around Devon and the west country, along with live theatre in the pub and other events along the way.

Working with Tally chef Paul, they have devised a new winter menu that offers both good value and gourmet food, and have already created two Christmas function menus. You can find out more on the Tally Ho website and Facebook, both now run by Kelly and Mike. So please come along and introduce yourself – you’ll be given a very warm welcome from this very friendly couple and can find out more about their plans.