The Castle at Edgehill is holding an open day on Sunday to celebrate new ownership.
Indievictual Ltd is the new owner of the pub, which forms an integral part of British history because of the Battle of Edgehill.
Mark Higgs, managing director of Indievictual, has more than ten years’ experience in the trade and has run and operated several village pubs, transforming them into popular destinations.
His current pub, The Fox at Farthinghoe, was a finalist in the recent 2013 PMA Top 50 Gastropub Awards.
Now, with partner Claire Cooper, he has made it his mission to put The Castle at Edgehill firmly on the map.
Claire said: “The pub is steeped in history so we really want to combine that with a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and a great new menu and team.” New manager Rob Patchett will accompany and assist Mark and Claire with his vast experience of pub, restaurant and hotel management from all over the world. Sunday’s event will introduce the team and welcome people to the new and improved establishment, with nibbles, tours of the tower and live entertainment from 4pm.
In conjunction with Hook Norton Brewery, a major refurbishment is planned for January 2014 which will see two new dining areas and an overhaul of all the bedrooms.
Go to www.castleatedgehill.co.uk for more information.