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Newark pub The Clay Tavern reverts back to The Wheatsheaf

A community pub has changed its name back to The Wheatsheaf ­— almost five years after it was controversially renamed.

Some people in Newark were unhappy when the pub became The Clay Tavern, in 2015.

But it has now reverted to its original moniker as part of a £35,000 facelift by operator Hawthorn Leisure.

The Wheatsheaf, Newark. 190919DD1-1. (16966209)
The Wheatsheaf, Newark. 190919DD1-1. (16966209)

The Slaughterhouse Lane pub also has new managers, husband-and-wife Paul and Helen Fox, who have run pubs for the past four years.

“We both have motorbikes and we would regularly ride out to Newark, which we’ve always liked. It’s a lovely place, and when the opportunity arose to run The Wheatsheaf we jumped at it.

“We’re very family-oriented, and we’re looking forward to putting our stamp on the pub, welcoming back regular customers, and attracting new ones at the same time.”

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