New Inn in Tickton closes leaving village without a working local pub

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Apr 2018

A POPULAR country inn closed at the weekend, leaving an East Yorkshire village with no pubs. 

Tickton’s New Inn shut on Sunday, just weeks after the shock closure of the village’s other pub, the Crown & Anchor. 

The New Inn has been sold and villagers are now hoping the new owners will reopen it as a pub. It comes as current owners Hazel Boynton and chef Bev Payne are selling up after more than ten years at the Main Street pub.

Hazel said: “It will be sad to leave, but Bev is retiring.

“We have been here ten-and-a-half years and it has been great.

“We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us, we have a lot of friends here.”

Parish councillor David Morris says villagers are hoping the new owners will keep the New Inn as a pub.

He said: “We can only hope it will reopen as a pub.

“It has been an important part of village life and has been there as long as I can remember. Most people I have spoken to have only known about this for a week and are concerned about what will happen.

“We all have this image of rural life and popping down to the local hostelry for a pint and a chat with people you know, but pubs are closing across the country every day.

“Pubs are being bulldozed to make way for houses or supermarkets.

“Parish councils cop it in the neck, because they are not able to stop it.

“In Beverley, which probably had the highest density of pubs in the East Riding, pubs have also been closing, it’s happening everywhere.”

The village’s Crown & Anchor pub unexpectedly closed last month.

It was understood the closure of the riverside pub followed a dispute between licensee Mark Cross and the venue’s owner.

Mr Cross has taken on the Rose & Crown in Beverley, which reopened at Easter with the team from the Crown & Anchor.

The Crown & Anchor’s attractive riverside setting, with boats moored alongside, made it a popular venue with locals and visitors. It is not known what will happen to the venue, which dates back to 1823.

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