Woodspring pub opens doors under new management

Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring.

Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring. - Credit: Archant

A WORLE pub has reopened its doors after it was taken over by new managers and fully refurbished.

Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring.

Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring. - Credit: Archant

Debra and Trevor Hudson have taken over The Woodspring in the High Street.

The pub closed in November, with landlady Sarah Brown putting the closure down to the high beer prices being charged by breweries.

However, Debra and Trevor, who have been involved in the pub trade for 25 years, are confident of making a success of the business.

Debra said: “We decided if we didn’t take over a pub now, we would never do it.


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“We were offered a couple of pubs, but thought this one offered a lot more and had a lot more potential than the other ones were looked at.

“We moved from Bristol to Burnham a year ago and managed a pub there. We meant to take a pub over there, but it fell through. So we looked for another pub and this one had so much potential.

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“We have had new furniture and a kitchen put in. It has taken a lot of work and it took three weeks just to clean it.

“Everyone who has come in has commented how big it looks and trade is just beginning to pick up now that people know we’re back open.”

As well as revamping the interior, Debra has big plans for the outdoor eating area.

She said: “We want it to be a completely new garden area for the summer.

“There is nothing there at the moment, just a bit of decking and grass. The decking needs some work doing to it, but we want to make a real family area.”

The pub has taken on two chefs, and is offering a special deal for pensioners, where a second meal can be bought for half price.

Debra is hoping the new design will also entice pool and skittle teams to set up home in the pub.

She said: “We have talked about re-doing the skittle alley as it is a bit rundown at the moment.”

The pub will also be offering live entertainment on Friday nights.

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