Three Anniversaries in one at The Sun Inn!
It is very rare for such an accumulation of celebration to occur all in one vicinity; however this is the joyous case at The Sun Inn and Corvedale Brewery. Not only are the Pearce family celebrating thirty five years at the establishment, they also are praising the success of twenty years of brewing at The Corvedale brewery and marking the occasion of Norman and Teresa’s forty years of marriage.
From the day that they moved in with their family they had the resonating feeling that the pub was going to be a productive and happy home for them. It has been not only a warm and welcoming family run pub, but a successful brewery business that has won overwhelming amount of Siba awards. The brewery commenced in the august of 1999. Since then it has gone from strengths to strengths, winning for its bottled and cask beers, Oatmeal Stout and Golden Dale to name but a few. Norman Pearce the owner and head brewer was also instrumental in the founding of the Ludlow Spring Festival. In honour of its long standing success, the brewery has recently released two new beers, Corvedale Pale Ale and Corvedale Flyer, the first in tribute to the twenty years of brewing and the second (a ruby beer) in admiration of their ruby forty wedding anniversary. The pub itself as well as the brewery shows no sign of slowing down. It has won many awards for its disabled access, community involvement and many certificates of excellence from trip advisor. One of the most noted successes was back in 1986 when the pub beat big name pub chains to win the access to all award. Whenever you are in the neighbourhood do not hesitate to drop in for one of our prize-winning beers and try our delicious home cooked food, you are warmly invited.
Village pub raises big dosh for Air Ambulance
On the 7th December at the quaint country pub The Sun Inn Corfton, which resides along the Corvedale, a raffle and quiz was taking place, raising vital funds for Midlands Air Ambulance. The initial idea to fund raise for the said charity was in memory of Megan's (the Sun Inns Barmaid) recently departed mum, Janet Morris (nee Barr) who unfortunately passed away in January 2019. Born and bred in Ludlow, Janet had unexpectedly suffered a brain aneurysm. She was airlifted to Hereford hospital, where they were unable to cope with the severity of her condition, so she was then taken to Birmingham QE Hospital. She underwent brain surgery and spent a week in Birmingham; however it ended with sadness when Megan her daughter had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support after a fatal vasospasm bleed. Megan is adamant that with-out the Midland Air Ambulances’ speedy response her mum would have most definitely died at the scene of her first aneurysm. As sad as it was that in the end Janet passed away, Megan informs me that fortunately she had an extra week with her, making no sense with her speech or train of thought admittedly, but it is a week that she will cherish in her mind until her time is up. This is not the first instance in which the air ambulance has helped Megan and her family. They also where called upon to help her dad Michael Morris three years earlier when he was rushed for an emergency tracheotomy, whilst suffering from throat cancer. Unfortunately he too has passed away. It also became apparent that the Air Ambulance had helped some of the pub regulars families throughout this year, so they thought it would be a wonderful idea to try and raise some money for such a worthy cause. The night went off with a bang, 14 teams in total turned up to compete in the quiz, all of whom had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The raffle was full of lots and lots of kind donations, from locals and businesses within the area, so many that it took a combined hour and ten minutes to raffle off all of the prizes. A magnificent £1400 was raised in total for the Midlands Air Ambulance in memory of Megan's mum. Megan said " I would like to think that making something positive out of something so upsetting has really helped me to cope through this year. Knowing that this money will go towards such a worthy cause to help others out there, will enable me to get through the upcoming festive season, the first without both my parents. I would like to Thank Norman and Teresa for making the night such a wonderful event, all of my pub family for helping out, also a huge thank you to everyone who donated a prize and all who came to the quiz, we couldn't have done it without you.