Pembridge landlady clocks up 30 years

1416_1001Sisters Jane and Rosie Melvin celebrate thirty years at The New Inn, Pembridge. (5397197)Picture by James Maggs.

1416_1002 Sisters Jane & Rosie Melvin celebrate thirty years at The New Inn, Pembridge. (5397203)Picture by James Maggs.

1416_1003 Sisters Jane and Rosie Melvin celebrate thirty years at The New Inn, Pembridge. (5397205)Picture by James Maggs.

First published in News

A LANDLADY has proved that a village pub can still thrive by celebrating 30 years in the business.

Jane Melvin has been running the New Inn at Pembridge since she bought it with the help of her father Peter.

She has had to survive two recessions, but Jane says that the support of villagers has helped to keep it going.

"Pembridge is a lovely, beautiful place and the pub is well supported by the local people," said Jane.

"We try and get involved with all local groups, like Pride in Pembridge and the British Legion, while the local hunt also meet here at Christmas.

"The pub is part of the community and we are very lucky to be supported by everyone."

Jane's sister Rosie completes the family affair.

She is a cook at the pub and has also spent 30 years at the venue.

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1:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

WYSIATI says...

Great building in a nice place. Was a bit shocked to turn up for dinner one evening and to be sent away hungry - well within opening time - just weren't interested. Hope my experience was a rare one, we badly need good friendly pubs around here.
Great building in a nice place. Was a bit shocked to turn up for dinner one evening and to be sent away hungry - well within opening time - just weren't interested. Hope my experience was a rare one, we badly need good friendly pubs around here. WYSIATI
  • Score: -3

10:14pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mej2014 says...

The experience above was definitely a rare one as this is a lovely local pub (we live over the road) with great food and a brilliant atmosphere. Always full of local characters and Jane and Rosie are lovely. I also worked here and loved every minute! We went for tea there tonight and started off as a party of 6 and ended up a party of 12! We had more food than we could possibly eat and all of it was yummy. It's the epitome of an English village pub and it's an amazing achievement to still be there after 30 years, we need more pubs like this rather than the characterless chain pubs that are ten a penny!!
The experience above was definitely a rare one as this is a lovely local pub (we live over the road) with great food and a brilliant atmosphere. Always full of local characters and Jane and Rosie are lovely. I also worked here and loved every minute! We went for tea there tonight and started off as a party of 6 and ended up a party of 12! We had more food than we could possibly eat and all of it was yummy. It's the epitome of an English village pub and it's an amazing achievement to still be there after 30 years, we need more pubs like this rather than the characterless chain pubs that are ten a penny!! mej2014
  • Score: 4

10:46am Fri 2 May 14

fordshire77 says...

Well Done Jane and Rosie, The New Inn isnt everyones cuppa tea BUT the food really is great rustic country food, well priced and good portion size the real ale isnt the best pint in the world but they do bottle beers so there is somthing for everything.
Well Done Jane and Rosie, The New Inn isnt everyones cuppa tea BUT the food really is great rustic country food, well priced and good portion size the real ale isnt the best pint in the world but they do bottle beers so there is somthing for everything. fordshire77
  • Score: 0

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