MEET the new landlords of a landmark Herefordshire pub that has reopened today (Friday).

The Full Pitcher in Ledbury, which has been closed for months, officially reopened at 5pm.

It has been taken over by Andy Hoyle and Jacqui Burns, who before the Covid pandemic had been in charge of the Royal Oak at Much Marcle.


For the past couple of years, the couple have been running the Robin Hood in Monmouth, and are looking to bring the same mix of good food and live music to the Full Pitcher.

Hereford Times: The Full Pitcher in LedburyThe Full Pitcher in Ledbury (Image: Stonegate Group)

Prior to today's opening Mr Hoyle said: “It’ll just be drinks on the first night and a small, basic menu over the weekend as the kitchen’s not ready yet. Then we’ll start a full menu next week.”

In time, the couple are also looking to bring carveries back to the Full Pitcher.

“I’m the chef and the food quality will be good,” said Mr Hoyle. “And we’re hoping to do carveries a couple of times a week.”

Hesaid the family is excited to get going at the Full Pitcher after pub company Stonegate asked them to move up from Monmouth.

“It has the potential to be a really cracking pub. It’s in a great location with plenty of space and we’re going to make a real go of it,” he said.

Hereford Times: A Robbie Williams tribute will be performing at the pub this weekendA Robbie Williams tribute will be performing at the pub this weekend (Image: Full Pitcher)

“We already know a lot of people there and we think we’re the right family to do it.”

Customers will get a taste of the kind of live music to expect at the pub from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday (August 27), when Robbie Williams tribute act Tony As Robbie comes to town.

“We honestly believe you will not see a better tribute anywhere in the UK,” the pub said in a Facebook post.

“He really is the spitting image of Robbie himself. He tours all over the world and recent gigs have included him travelling to Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany Dubai and the party capital of Ibiza.”