Time to move on…

Mitch Tony & Jan

Myself and my parents, Janet and Tony, took on The Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures over seven years ago in November 2006.  We have had an incredible journey, met some amazing people, made some wonderful friends and built a business we are extremely proud of.

However it is time to move on, and it appears we’ll be doing this by the end of April. The Thatchers has given me the opportunity to explore my passions and develop my skills with food and drink pairing and with writing. In order to progress with either of these I really feel I need to move on from the beautiful rural location of The Thatchers. The time is right for me to look to my next challenge, whatever or wherever that might be it is certain to still involve beer and pubs! Meanwhile Mum and Dad are looking forward to retirement on their narrowboat ‘Aylmer’.


Many of you may know the pub has been on the market for a while. Putting The Thatchers up for sale was not a decision we took lightly at the time, but it is one we have had time to come to terms with and we hope our loyal customers and friends understand.  We aren’t leaving because we don’t love it any more, or because we’re fed up. We simply feel that The Thatchers is ready for it’s next step, a new chapter. There’s a rich history and a host of loving landlords and landlady’s, it’s time for us to hand over to the next set of guardians Stuart & Debbie.

We look forward to getting a chance to say goodbye to you all before the end of the month and we’ll be having a leaving party on Friday 25th April, we hope you can make it! There will be live music from ‘Old Gun Young Bullets‘ and nibbles from 9pm.


If you want to follow what I get up to next then keep an eye on this blog or follow me on twitter. If you want to know what happens in the next chapter of the pubs life then you can keep in touch on The Thatchers’ Facebook or Twitter pages.

Many thanks for your business and your support over the years. Best wishes from Mitch, Tony, Janet and of course Sarah and Dylan x

Please accept our apologies if you hearing this news on our blog and not from us in person.  


4 thoughts on “Time to move on…

  1. Happy retirement, Janet and Tony, in their aquatic home and I’m sure you will achieve great success in your next move!
    Look forward to reading all about your progress.

  2. Me too Rich! Have got about a week or so still to go here and then I will be looking out for something new… Or perhaps something new will find me…

  3. Sorry to see you go Mitch and Mum and Dad. But best wishes for the future: we’ll keep on coming and hope it is just as good with Stuart and Debbie.

    Afraid I won’t be able to make the party. Shame!

    Best wishes. Mike.

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