The Grampus may be Bill and Bryony’s first pub, but they bring to it a wealth of talents that make the difference between a run-of-the-mill place for a drink, and somewhere with real character and a 'proper' country pub feel.
Sometime in their dim and distant pasts both Bill and Bryony moved to Devon from Yorkshire. Since then, Bill combined running a smallholding with playing his fiddle, particularly with the local eclectic-folk band, M’Larkey. He also has great skills with carving wood and visitors to the Grampus will see the two magnificent 'Storyteller' chairs that he carved.
Bryony, on the other hand, moved down to Devon and dived headlong into working at the pub, finding little use for her academic qualifications, but plenty of scope for her creative and organisational skills. Since joining Bill at the Grampus, Bryony has taken on running the Old Farmhouse Tea-Rooms through the spring and summer seasons, and uses her spare time to crochet, felt, or plan exciting evenings and events at the pub.
When neither of them are behind the bar, you may find them down on the beach with Lucy, their three-legged lurcher, who loves nothing more than tearing across the sand, or enjoying a good tummy-tickle in front of the fire.
Thanks to Bill and Bryony there is always plenty going on at the Grampus; from regular open mic’ nights to craft evenings; games nights and quiz nights; seasonal and culinary celebrations; as well as discussion groups such as Agnostics Anonymous or Book Club.
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