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Steak House And Bars Opened At Bideford

4.8.1967 Steak house Bideford

Bideford’s newest rendezvous, the Gannet Steak House and Bars, at 70 High Street, were officially opened on Monday by Mr F E Flood, joint managing director of Ushers Brewery Ltd, who invited the Mayor of Bideford, Mr Harold Blackmore, to carry out the traditional ‘drawing the first pint’.

The Mayor discharged the duty with smooth precision, and is seen between Mr and Mrs Frank Bemmer, who have come as managers of the new Steak House from the Mitre Steak House, Reading.

They had called their Bideford enterprise the Gannet, bearing in mind years of nautical associations and that the vessel plying between Bideford and the island of Lundy was The Lundy Gannet.

Mr Flood thanked all who had helped the successful completion of the work, particularly mentioning the local building contractor, Mr C H Cox.

The full Gazette article is dated 4 August 1967

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