Reopened Pub Aims To Be Centre Of Village Life – This Is Somerset

A refurbished 15th-century pub in Litton was treated to a celebrity reopening this week.

Local business man Findlay Hobbs didn’t have to look far to find a man fit for the job when he invited his neighbour Christopher Booker, journalist and founder of political satire magazine Private Eye, to cut the ribbon at The Kings Arms.

Former Midsomer Norton and Radstock Rotary Club president Mr Hobbs and his wife Jackie, who has owned Midsomer Norton hairdressing salon Pierre Hair Technicians for almost 40 years, have teamed up with former Babington House manager Luis Duarte and his wife Monica to recreate the traditional pub atmosphere focusing on local, organic but reasonably priced food.

Artistic talent from the local area is also recognised at the pub with a wide selection of pictures and painting from members of the Old Bakery Artists including Midsomer Norton’s David Fisher.

Mr Hobbs said he was pleased that so many people had turned up for the opening and he hoped to make the pub the centre of village and community life.