Memories of the historic Pandora Inn are being shared on its very own Facebook page in the wake of last week’s devastating fire.
The iconic pub, at Restronguet, near Falmouth, was destroyed by a blaze which ripped through its thatched roof on Thursday morning.
St Austell Brewery started the tribute page in response to demand from well wishers wanting to share stories and photographs of the 13th Century pub. Within minutes of the page going live, people were posting their own memories.
Jeremy Mitchell, Marketing Director at St Austell Brewery, said: “The Pandora is such an iconic Cornish pub and Thursday’s fire has really hit home just how much it has touched people’s lives.
“Lots of people have been contacting us, offering their condolences and sharing their memories of the Pandora. A Facebook page seemed the perfect way of sharing those and helping to keep spirits up while we all come to terms with what has happened.
“We’d love to hear stories about why the Pandora means so much to people, and see photos of them enjoying it.”
St Austell Brewery is committed to rebuilding the pub and getting it up and running as soon as possible, although it is likely to be closed for many months.
Mr Mitchell said: “The Pandora is listed so re-building it will take some time although it’s too early to be specific about timescales.
“The pontoon is licensed and one possibility our tenant John Milan is currently looking at is having a barge or marquee serving drinks for the summer season, so people can still get their Pandora fix. Watch this space!
“In the meantime we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for their support and good wishes.”
Share your memories and photos and keep up with the latest news on the redevelopment by following The Pandora Inn on Facebook www.facebook.com.thepandorainn
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