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The Mason's Arms in Bourne announces it is set to open next week

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A date has been set for the reopening of a town pub.

The Mason’s Arms in South Street, Bourne, has been closed for about a year.

It is now under new ownership, with pints set to be pulled again from Thursday (January 6).

The Masons Arms pub in Bourne
The Masons Arms pub in Bourne

Sabrina Iredale, who is partner of the new landlord, Richard Gutteridge, said they were “really happy and excited” about the pub reopening and that it will be the first pub Richard has run as a landlord.

“We want to restore it to what it was once before, a good, community-feel pub,” added Sabrina, who was landlady of the Mason’s Arms up until 2019, when it was taken over.

She is now landlady of the Five Bells in Edenham, and the Cock Inn, in Werrington, Peterborough.

In November 2020, before the Mason’s Arms closed, Lincolnshire Police had called for tougher measures to be placed on it following a series of incidents they attended including underage sales and breaches of Covid-19 guidance.

These measures were withdrawn when it was announced that the licence was taken over by Star Pubs and Bars, the pub business of Heineken UK.

The pub has been redecorated ready for its reopening, but Sabrina said it will remain similar in style to how it was, catering for pub games such as darts and pool, as well as hosting regular live music events.

“We want to make it a family-friendly place and we see real potential in the pub,” she added.

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