Scott Mann MP toasts licensee’s 15 years at Hole in Wall

Scott Mann MP toasts licensee’s 15 years at Hole in Wall

Scott Mann MP raised a glass to Steve Hall’s 15 years at The Hole in Wall, Bodmin during which time the pub has twice been voted Cornwall CAMRA pub of the year.

Called The Hole in the Wall because of its history as a debtors’ prison, when families of the prisoners would pass food through a hole in the wall, the traditional Moors pub is a social hub of the community.  It holds weekly quiz nights and offers free use of its function room to local groups such as the Carnival Committee, Bodmin rugby club and Bodmin Lions, The French Twinning Club, 41 club, Bodmin Labour Party, Pagan Moot and Pendennis Lodge, as well as raising funds for local Alzheimers support and for Bodmin’s Christmas lights.

Scott Mann MP said: “The Hole in the Wall’s support for local clubs and charities shows the vital role pubs play in bringing people together.  The pub is a much-loved local with a well-deserved reputation for its great cask ale and high standards. Steve is doing a great job and I wish him many more years behind the bar.”

Steve Hall added: “I’m delighted to be marking a major anniversary at the pub and want to thank my regulars and the many clubs who use the pub. 

“It’s important for communities to have consistency without publicans changing all the time.  That’s why I’m asking the support of customers to sign an online petition to help preserve the great British local as £1 in every £3 pounds spent in UK pubs now goes to the taxman. You’ll be in good company as actor, Ray Winstone, one of the stars King of Thieves, this week voiced his own support for locals and the Long Live the Local1 campaign which wants to limit the tax burden placed on pubs.  To sign up visit… www.longlivethelocal.pub.”