Work begins on resurrecting pub

Laura White
Laura White

Work has begun at The Plume of Feathers pub in the centre of Okehampton.

Builders have made a start by taking down the steel sheeting that has covered the windows for the last decade. The planned reopening is due to take place on Saturday the 27th January, with food to be served by the end of February.

The historic pub which dates back to medieval times has been boarded up and shuttered for the last ten years and has been an eyesore in the centre of the town, making the whole place

look unloved. Steve Ticknell and Geoff Cawse have taken on the task of resurrecting the once popular pub now that contracts have been completed.

The inside of The Plume of Feathers will need completely gutting followed by new floors, rewiring, plastering and a new kitchen.

Geoff Cawse said: “We are very excited and very pleased, and the community seems to be coming around and backing us enormously.

“It has been such an eyesore for so long people just want it to be resurrected.”

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