19th Century village pub has new name

A building which has been a part of Heath and Reach culture for 200 years has changed its name this week as part of a revamp and relaunch.

First it was known as the Cock Horse pub, then The Cock Hotel and now it is The Heath Inn.

Owned by Dave O’Neal and managed by Tracy Balen, the hotel, pub and restaurant is now a stylish venue for a drink, meal, wedding or a few nights away in one of its 16 rooms.

The daily menu offers something just a little bit different with Caribbean food served, while Sunday is carvery day.

The new name was launched on Thursday evening but management were quick to dismiss whether it had anything to do with the original name and the evolving English language. However, Manager Tracy did say that brides have been put off booking the venue for their weddings because they did not want ‘The Cock’ on their invitations and it lead staff to question how many others had came to the same conclusion.

Also, there had been much confusion caused by three pubs in the area being called The Cock, particularly the Cock Inn at Wing because of its village location.

The Heath Inn has live music events scheduled plus monthly Sunday Jazz gigs.