A MARRIED couple who have been working in the catering industry for nearly 30 years have taken over a ‘beautiful chocolate box’ village pub.
Rudi and Gillian Prymaka are the new landlord and landlady of the Rose Inn in Willoughby after taking over the business at the end of last year.
The couple, who have both been working in the industry for three decades, have been married for 26 years. They both originally come from Rugby.
Over the years Mr and Mrs Prymaka have run various different pubs and restaurants around the area and before coming to Willoughby they were based in Warwick.
Mr Prymaka said: “It’s excellent to be back in the area. We saw the property and loved it. It’s got a chocolate box look with a thatched roof.”
Before reopening the couple refurbished the pub and it has been welcoming old and new customers ever since.
Mr Prymaka said: “It’s been great so far. The villagers have been very good to us. We refurbished it all inside so the interior is lovely and very up to date.
“It’s all farmhouse furniture inside but trendy at the same time. It’s also very comfort-able, we’ve got open fires and stoves.
“We’ve got a very nice community pub with a very good food outlet. We’re definitely here to stay.”
Mr Prymaka, who is also the head chef at the pub, said the food is cooked and prepared from fresh ingredients and is traditional but with a twist.
There are daily specials for diners to enjoy, as well as an al a carte and a Sunday lunch menu.
On Wednesday customers can take advantage of a special midweek offer which is £5 per course (with a minimum of two courses). Every last Thursday in the month is tapas night.
The Rose Inn also sells a wide variety of traditional beers, premium lagers and fine wines.