Barkway pub’s refurbishment complete with Church of England blessing

PUBLISHED: 12:38 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:40 07 November 2014

Marketing coordinator Sandra McDonald, Tally Ho pub owner Saleesha Hall and Church of England priest Sonia Falaschi-Ray behind the bar

Marketing coordinator Sandra McDonald, Tally Ho pub owner Saleesha Hall and Church of England priest Sonia Falaschi-Ray behind the bar


The village of Barkway’s only pub has had a refurbishment, complete with a blessing from a Church of England priest.

A new sign was unveiled at London Road’s Tally Ho pub last week, but not before the tavern was blessed as a place of work and hospitality in a short ceremony.

Rev Sonia Falaschi-Ray, who lives in Barkway, said: “In my blessing I tried to show how the pub is an integral part not only of the village, but of people’s wellbeing – mind, body and spirit.”

Pub owner Saleesha Hall said: “Our vision is to provide a country pub for people to enjoy good quality, locally sourced food in the company of their friends and family.”


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