Steve Williams and Pete Woodham-Kay outside the Globe Inn, Lympstone. Photograph: Nick Hook
The team behind organic charcuterie company, Good Game, and barbecue smokehouse, The Pig and Pallet, have taken over the helm of The Globe Inn — a traditional pub in Lympstone near Exmouth.
The popular pub will be ready to launch on Friday, July 20, with an assured menu, a fine selection of beer, cider and wine, and an atmosphere to encourage muddy dog-walkers, local residents and food aficionados alike.
With pubs closing at a rate of 29 a week across the UK, Steve Williams and Pete Woodham-Kay have bucked the trend, working with Heavitree Brewery to spend four weeks renovating the premises, updating the cellar, electrics and kitchen.
The cellar has been refitted by St Austell Brewery, which is providing a carefully chosen selection of craft beer. The team are also working with an independent UK wine importer with a chalk mine cellar that stores a revered selection of European wines.
Best known for producing naturally dried game and cured meats, as well as running popular beer and smokehouse restaurant The Pig and Pallet in Topsham, Steve and Pete are keen for The Globe Inn to continue operating as a community watering hole, serving the thirsty needs of locals and visitors alike.
Steve said: “As our first Good Game pub, we wanted to launch the sort of place where we would go ourselves. I have been drinking in The Globe Inn for 15 years and it has always has a relaxed atmosphere, with great food and drink. We’ve got a terrific team on board who are all equally passionate about warm hospitality and service.”
Bringing Good Game’s much-loved approach of food with integrity to the menu, diners can expect a combination of bold flavours, with gutsy mains alongside creative side dishes. Meals will include macaroni cheese, charcuterie platters, venison burgers and handmade pies.
Pete said: “Renowned for being a wildlife haven, a fishing destination and for its lively sailing club, the bustling village of Lympstone is set in the most breath-taking location, just a 20-minute train-ride from Exeter down the dramatic Avocet Line. We’re very much looking forward to joining the community and championing the best of the River Exe.”
The Globe Inn will be open every day, serving lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday evenings.