Traditional pub experience with twist

New landlord of the Marton Arms in Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Owen Edge. Picture Garth Hamer.
New landlord of the Marton Arms in Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Owen Edge. Picture Garth Hamer.
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THE new landlord at the Marton Arms in Thornton-in-Lonsdale is aiming to provide the traditional pub experience with a twist.

Owen Edge, 34, officially took over the 400-year-old coaching inn on June 17, after concern about the pub’s future was raised by some local people.

Mr Edge’s new venture will feature a fine dining restaurant experience, called Rough Edges, with locally sourced food “with a bit of zing”, due to be opened on August 5.

“Everything is locally sourced within the pub,” said Mr Edge, former landlord at the Craven Heifer in Stainforth, which was visited by Prince Charles in 2001 as part of his Pub Is The Hub campaign.

“We’re having a glass house put up round the back of the pub so we can grown our own herbs and vegetables.

“We have 24 covers, but if you book the table you’ve got it for the night.

“I’ve spent many years on the opposite side of the bar and I’m always on the lookout for nice food and we’re looking to provide a bit of a twist and a bit of zing here at the Marton Arms.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (30-06-11) for full story.