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Plume of Feathers in Portscatho Has New Tenants

Plume-of-FeathersThe Plume of Feathers in Portscatho, which has been closed for the last three weeks, now has new tenants, Bolton businessmen, Colin and Paul Marriott.

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.”

Paul & Colin Marriott

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.


  • End of an era . Apart from being combined licencees for 90 plus years between us, The Plume under the Thomas dynasty was my and loads of “semi locals” equivalent to going to a top University of life along with Arthur in the Bilges.. Best of luck Grazy, see you fora pint when I`m next down (no Bacardi!!!!!)

    Rich & Fi

  • Great news the pub is going to open, and that Jeff is coming back. So good for the village and great that Colin and Paul know the village. I would like to thank the Thomas family for the service they gave us all for all those years, not many landlords last that long. It will be strange without them, and i hope Graham enjoys a well deserved rest.

  • Fantastic news.
    We’ll done to you both. Looking forward to seeing Jeff back where he belongs.
    What a relief!

  • Wonderful news !!!! They have our full support. If this had to happen – then it could not have had two nicer people to take charge ! It is all good news ! Congratulations !

    Will be good to see Jeff back again too ! and good luck and congrat’s to Ross & Dan too !!

    We will be COOKING !!!! :)

    Must say a huge thank you to Joan, & Graham.
    We are all so very thankful and appreciative for all the years and support they has given to the community and to visitors.

    A new chapter in the book of Portscatho begins ……….

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