Axminster’s Castle Inn set to reopen

A new operator has been found for Axminster’s Castle Inn

THE Castle Inn at Axminster is set to reopen on Friday.

Owners Punch Taverns confirmed yesterday that a new licensee had been found to take over the pub and hoped to be pulling pints by the end of the week.

The Castle closed suddenly around a fortnight ago when Landlords Dan and Lyndsey Ecclestone threw a farewell party and left.

It is understood that opposition to expansion plans needed to keep the business viable prompted them to call time.

A spokeswoman for Punch Taverns said they were delighted to have found a new operator for the Castle so quickly.