Leicester Mercury

Couple say thanks as they call time at pub


- By ADRIAN TROUGHTON adrian.troughton@reachplc.com @adriantrou­ghton

A COUPLE who have left a historic town centre pub have thanked their “lovely customers” .

Husband and wife Matt Burrows and Becky Farnham-Burrows have left the Anne of Cleves in Melton.

In a goodbye message on social media, they said they had enjoyed running the pub which once belonged to King Henry VIII and was named after the wife he gave the building to.

The couple posted on the pub’s official Facebook site: “Hello everyone, it’s with very heavy hearts that we need to say goodbye to you all.

“The time has come for us to end the chapter in this wonderful pub’s history that was ours. Thank you so very much to all of our lovely customers.

“We’re so sorry that we were unable to throw open the doors again after lockdown and we won’t be able to enjoy a drink or two with you before we go.

“We could never have predicted the journey that awaited us back in May 2018 when we eagerly took hold of the keys.

“We’ve had a wonderful twoand-a-half years at the Anne of Cleves and we truly will miss welcoming you all through the doors, but now is the right time for us and our family to hand the keys over to some lovely new people.

“We’re so very proud of our team, who helped us to deliver fantastic food, events and create a wonderful atmosphere in this beautiful pub. We can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work.

“Thank you once again for all of your support, we will miss you!

“As a parting plea we urge you lovely people to please support the lovely local independen­ts that Melton is so lucky to have, and we’re sure the new owners will be ready to welcome you through the doors soon. Much love, Mat, Bec, and the boys x.”

Everards, which owns the pub, said it hoped the pub would reopen within the next three to four weeks.

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NEW CHAPTER: Anne of Cleves pub in Melton

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