Lamorna Wink finally reopens just in time for Christmas tipple
THE FAMOUS Lamorna Wink has finally reopened and is ready for Christmas trade.
After over six months in the making the new owners have unlocked the pub’s doors once more - after months of refurbishment and decoration.
Although the kitchen is encountering some teething problems and will not be fully functioning until the New Year, fish and chips are being served up on Fridays and the bar is back to its old popularity, said landlady Lyndsey Brooks.
“I didn’t tell anyone we were open,” she said, “it’s all been through word of mouth but it’s been really busy - we’re nearly fully booked for this Friday.
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“It feels really good to be serving - and it’s nice to see people in the community coming back in.
“The refurbishments look great - we’ve had some nice comments.”
Miss Brooks, who runs the establishment with her partner Lee Saiche, who will be cheffing, said the renovations are a blend of old and new.
She explained all the old artefacts have been kept and cleaned, the pictures reframed, while a new oak bar, as well as tables and chairs have been added.
The landlady added the Wink is still very much a traditional Cornish place.
“We’ve got Skinner’s ale, lagers, Guinness and will be doing pub grub,” she said.
“After Christmas, when we’ve got the kitchen sorted out, we’ll be doing food every day and Sunday roasts.”
She added the pub will be open for a couple of hours on Christmas Day, and is hoping for good trade on New Year’s Eve before kicking off 2014.
Last month, just before opening, Mr Saiche explained he and his partner had moved down to Lamorna from Lincolnshire after enjoying holidays in Cornwall. The couple had initially hoped to open sooner - but work had taken longer than expected.
The Wink was a popular drinking spot for the stars of hit film Summer in February, filmed in the area last year.