Pub in Mentmore rides in to support Horses Helping People

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The new owners of a pub have maintained its reputation as the place to eat in the area while bringing in other improvements.

Graeme and Gary took over the Stag in Mentmore in November and since then have refurbished the restaurant and lounge bar and introduced a popular private dining area.

The business is committed to supporting local charities and currently is supporting a local non-profit organisation, Horses Helping People.

Graeme said: “We are holding a fundraising quiz event on September 27 and patron of Horses Helping people, Ken Bruce from BBC radio, will be quizmaster. We hope to raise over £2,000 for this local worthwhile concern.”

He added: “We love what we do at the Stag, it’s a real team effort with a group of passionate professionals working both in the kitchen and front-of-house to ensure people’s experience here is a memorable one.”

Gary is the executive chef, overseeing everything in the kitchen. He is classically trained and has worked in a number of leading restaurants in both London and the Home Counties.

Graeme left a career in the City five years ago and the Stag is the second restaurant he has owned.

Their aim is to deliver interesting menus using top quality produce, sourced as locally as possible. Being independent they are able to inject some flexibility into the menus and change the core menu every six weeks to ensure they are using seasonal produce while offering regular diners something new.