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Can you name a pub?

PUBLISHED: 12:35 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 07 July 2010

Kathryn Cross

The Norfolk Golf & Country Club, near Dereham, is looking for a name for its new pub and is offering a free round of golf to the person who comes up with the best suggestion.

Kathryn Cross

The Norfolk Golf & Country Club, near Dereham, is looking for a name for its new pub and is offering a free round of golf with professional golfer Andy Marshall to the person who comes up with the best suggestion.

The club, in Reymerston, decided to get a pub licence and a contract with Adnams to serve its beer to try and reintroduce the pub atmosphere to the local community and once again provide a hub of the village.

Sales and marketing manager Corinne Saunders said there hadn't been a pub in the village for 20 years and they felt it was time to offer that facility to the general public.

“We have had an alcohol licence to serve members and we were able to serve drinks with meals in the restaurant but the pub licence means we can have normal pub hours and encourage the general public to come here to relax and enjoy a drink,” she said.

“It will give people living round here a new local but we really need a name so that is why we decided to run a competition. It could be something to do with golf or the local area for example but the winner will get their suggestion made into a proper pub sign.

“We are also very pleased to announce that Andy Marshall has agreed to play the round of golf with the winner.”

Mr Marshall is a former European Tour professional and member of Dereham Golf Club as well as being a regular visitor to Reymerston.

General manager Russell Clarke said: “Because you don't have to be a member of the golf club to use the pub it's a great way to regain some of the community spirit we all associate with pubs.”

Anyone with a suggestion should contact the club on 01362 850297 or email rc.ngcc@virgin.net. Closing date is August 29.

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