Scillonian Club To Change Hands

The lease to the Scillonian Club has been sold.

It’s been bought by St Mary’s resident, Richard Smith, who currently has a plumbing business but has previously run the Porthcressa Inn and the Bishop and Wolf pub.

Richard is expecting to move in on the 1st November, subject to getting the necessary documentation in place and told us his first plan will be to redecorate the Lyonesse Bar at the rear of the club, which he says offers the best “drink with a view” on the islands.

He says he’d like to see the club “back to the way it was in it’s heyday, fifteen years ago”, and is keen to introduce more live music to the venue.

Current owner, Helen Easterbrook, told us she’s planning to retire and says she’s looking forward to taking some time off.

Helen bought the lease to the Club in 2009 after hearing it was up for sale on Radio Scilly.