Barkway pub’s refurbishment complete with Church of England blessing

Marketing coordinator Sandra McDonald, Tally Ho pub owner Saleesha Hall and Church of England priest

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

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.”