A much-loved Cornwall village pub is set to reopen this weekend with new landlords at the helm.

The Jubilee Inn, in Pelynt, has been closed since the beginning of the year but St Austell Brewery owned pub will be back in action in a few days’ time.

It’s Linda and Steve Mason’s first pub but they are ready and raring to go, having already ‘fallen in love’ with the pub and community.

After some consideration about getting into the trade, the pair moved from Buckinghamshire to the Cornish village to take on the 16th century pub complete with a stretching beer garden and nine-bed accommodation.

Falmouth Packet: Linda and Steve Mason behind the barLinda and Steve Mason behind the bar (Image: St Austell Brewery)

Having been stationed in Cornwall in the Navy and starting her family in Cornwall, Linda was always keen to return to the area one day.

Linda said: “We had looked at a few pubs and on the same day we knew we had lost out on another, we were shown the Jubilee Inn here. As soon as we walked in, we just thought, yes. The community have already been wonderful with people popping in to say hello.

“We went down to the shop at 8am the other day and didn’t get back until 10:30am - people are so keen to say hello and talk about the pub, it’s lovely. We’ve felt so welcome and can see that the pub is a big part of the community, and we just want to give the people back their pub.”

Most of the staff who previously worked at the pub are returning, as is the chef. The team plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week when the kitchen is back up and running towards the end of May, with their coveted Sunday roasts returning too.

The pub, which was originally a farm, is getting a spruce up with some lighter painting and cleaning, and Steve and Linda have big plans to up their sustainability efforts too.

Falmouth Packet: Jubilee Inn fireplaceJubilee Inn fireplace (Image: St Austell Brewery)

Steve said: “In the long term, we’re hoping we can install solar panels on the roof, harvest rainwater for the toilets, move to an all-electric kitchen (supplied from a renewable energy provider) and install a ground source heat pump so we don’t have to rely so heavily on fossil fuels.

“There won’t be any single use plastics in sight, we’ll be using local suppliers and produce and we’re hoping to put the mileage and carbon footprint of our meals on the menu. Our aim is to achieve a Green Tourism award. We want to make a conscious effort to do what we can to lessen our impact.”

Steve, Linda and the team will reopen the pub on May 4th, with free tea, coffee and cake on offer.