Meeting reminder

For shareholders who have not read their emails, just a short reminder of the shareholders’ meeting at the Village Hall at 7.30pm on 4th September.

The meeting is open to all Brook Inn shareholders plus their partners but do please bring identification as some voting on corporate governance will take place. If you are planning to attend can you confirm numbers to

Meanwhile we are still on course to take over ownership of the pub next Tuesday the 26th…so fingers crossed there are no last minute hiccups.

The committee

Opening times

We are still on course to take over the pub next Tuesday, 26th August – provided all goes to plan.

However if it does, the Brook Inn will be closed for a couple of days as the transfer from Punch Taverns takes shape. There’s a lot needed to be done behind the scenes so please bear with us as those tasks are completed.

New landlord David Clarke will therefore open for food and drink at midday on Friday 29th with future opening hours mirroring the current ones. We are aiming for evolution rather than revolution so change will be gradual rather than instant but the future looks bright for the Brook Inn.

Cheers for now


New landlord

After a lengthy recruitment process, Back the Brook Ltd is pleased to announce a new, permanent landlord for the pub. His name is David Clarke who has extensive experience in the pub trade and will start his new post on the 26th August – the date due for completion on the pub.

We received nearly 50 inquiries for the manager’s post and the final pool of candidates for interview were very strong but we felt David was the ideal person for the job.

David is married to Jean and has a daughter Amy, both of whom will become familiar faces at the pub where they will live. I’m sure you will welcome them into village life and wish them best of luck in the new venture.

We would also like to thank current landlord Alan Tolfrey for his excellent stewardship of the Brook Inn in what has been a testing period for the pub. He has maintained and enhanced a strong reputation for the Brook Inn, making it must-go destination for food. We thank him again and wish him luck at his new pub in Hadleigh.

The committee

David Clarke

David Clarke