Old Town Inn’s New Landlord Outlines Plans For The Pub’s Future

paul evans old town innThe new Landlord of the Old Town Inn says he’s looking forward to playing his part in community life.

And he’s promising pubgoers pastries and puddings to go with their pints.

Paul Evans has moved from Northamptonshire with his wife Margaret.

The couple share years of hospitality experience and they wanted to get back into the pub trade after 15 years in paper distribution.

He trained as a pastry chef at the Mayfair in London and they also ran the family pub in the Lake District.

He’ll be producing all of his own puddings and has some signature dishes, such as mille feuille and Black Forest gateau that he’d like to serve their customers.

Paul says they’d been visited Scilly previously on a long weekend and loved it, although they hadn’t returned for some time.

But when they saw that the pub was on offer, they decided to go for it.

The unique way of life in Scilly was a big attraction.

It’s like going back to the 1950’s, he says, and he’s impressed that everyone knows each other, there’s no crime and people leave their doors unlocked.

Paul’s confident about taking on the business now and feels there’s an upward turn in the economy.

He’s also impressed with the work of the Islands’ Partnership, which he says is putting the islands ‘on the map’ with visitors.

The couple will be investing in new toilets at the front and back of the pub. They’ll improve the wooden flooring and bar area, and they want to upgrade the beer garden.



3 Responses to Old Town Inn’s New Landlord Outlines Plans For The Pub’s Future

  1. Katie November 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Will be great to have an upgrade on the beer garden, bit shabby now and will get us up there from town if it’s done up, good luck

  2. colin November 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    This chap moves from Northamptonshire to Scilly, we moved from Northamptonshire to Weymouth. Would we swap ? not ‘arf!. I wish him well.

  3. Lesley Rutterford. November 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I wish them well, and hope they are going to keep up the excellent bed and breakfast side of the business, where we have enjoyed staying since it first opened in 2005.