GALLERY: Landlord wins community praise for restoring pub to its original and well loved name
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It may have been transformed inside but it was the name change that won immediate praise.
For the Little London Inn, in March, previously known as Bar 23, has reverted back to its original name - The Men of March.
And both regulars and townsfolk couldn’t be happier.
Landlords Jo and Keith Foose closed the Wisbech Road pub for a week for a major refurbishment and promised a surprise when they re-opened.
Mrs Foose said: “The reaction was brilliant, there were people in tears who couldn’t believe it had gone back to what it was called.
“We came here in February and kept hearing people question why it was changed in the first place as the names it had didn’t really seem relevant.
“We approached Marstons and after a bit of persuasion they did the work to get the name changed back to its original.
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“It was like Christmas Day down here, it was brilliant.”
The surprise naming was unveiled on Saturday and immediately drew 500 ‘likes’ on a local Facebook page.
“That is lovely Keith,” wrote one fan. “I’m afraid I remember the Men of March being built! Good to see the name back”.
Another said: “It was emotional to see the name Men of March back again as I have so many wonderful memories when my mum was a barmaid/ cleaner there.
“Good luck to all involved.”