Deanna and John say thank you

People enjoying a beer festival at the Sondes Arms in Rockingham
People enjoying a beer festival at the Sondes Arms in Rockingham

The landlords of a popular village pub want to thank everyone for their support.

John and Deanna Ellis, of the Sondes Arms in Rockingham, are leaving the pub after two-and-a-half years to take over a pub in Bedfordshire.

Deanna said: “The pub’s lease to Charles Wells has run out and the owner is taking the opportunity to turn it into a freehouse.

“We want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Corby for their support. We never thought they would come down the hill but they have so John and I want to thank them, they’ve been wonderful. We also want to thank the staff, it’s difficult for some of them to get here because there aren’t any buses so we wanted to show our gratitude.

“We are taking over The Guinea in Moggerhanger, near Sandy. Quite a lot of our clients come from that side so we hope to see some of them at The Guinea, which we’ll be opening in early November.”

Deanna said she was proud of allowing the Sondes to “live again” and added: “John and I loved seeing the beer garden full of people enjoying themselves at the Sondes Bash and the Welland Valley Beer Festival. We’ll go into The Guinea and give it some love as we did here and introduce good quality home-cooked food.

“But the most important thing is to thank everyone for their support and to let them know we’ll be leaving on October 14.”