The two heard officially last night and are now actively looking for a manager to run the pub for them.
Their intention is to go all out to open on Tuesday evening, Wednesday at the latest and will be taking on the former barman, Jeff May, to achieve this.
Colin Marriott told Roseland Online this morning, “In the long term, we intend to put in a dedicated restaurant with good, local food. We are currently talking to some local chefs who have a good understanding of this aim. We want to make sure the pub remains a village community pub and have been overwhelmed by the local support and best wishes we’ve received.”
The pub was closed after long-time tenant, Graham Thomas left a few weeks ago. It had been in his family since 1968 and he was a hugely popular landlord.
Colin continued to tell us his plans. “The pub had a facelift outside last year, so apart from creating the restaurant inside, we want to bring the internal décor up to date and in a year or so, want to offer B&B, if we can get permission from St Austell brewery.”
The brothers have been visiting Portscatho regularly since 1975 and have a house here. Their businesses to date has included a leading Independent Service Company supplying service and maintenance of fitness equipment nationally.