STOP PRESS: Since this post was written, new tenants are in at the Izaak Walton Inn. See: Izaak Walton Inn – recent history
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Yes, we know you’ve seen this announcement more than once…
But, after being open and shut for much of the year, the Izaak Walton Inn in Cresswell re-opened this week – again!
And this time, we hope it’s going to be open for a good long period.
Over the last few years, the Izaak has had an up-and-down history, and we’ve lost count of how many managers the pub has had. To be fair, most were only ever temporary appointments, put in by the owners to keep the business running (at minimum level at least).
John & Trisha
The new tenants, John and Trisha, are new to the world of pubs, but John told me he’s always wanted to take on a quaint pub doing food and quality ales, and, when he was told about the opportunity, he decided that he couldn’t pass it up.
He and Trisha are from Leicestershire (near Market Harborough) – and north Staffordshire is a totally new part of the world to them.
However, they both reckon they are here to stay. As a mark of their commitment, they are even looking for a local college for their teenage daughter, Sky (who’s also a talented dancer, apparently).
After a week spent preparing the Izaak’s kitchens, food is back on, though the menu – says Trisha – is still being refined.
If the food is as good as the Bombardier beer (we can testify to how good that is!), then everyone should be happy.
Hours are now set at 12noon to 11pm every day – but there is no email connection as yet at the pub, so, to get in touch, you still need to use the phone (01782) 392265.
Good luck to Trisha & John!