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Military wives now take orders at their new Corsham pub
3:00pm Friday 20th July 2012 in Corsham
Former military wives Becky Kingsford-Smith and Karen Bage have taken over at Corsham’s Flemish Weaver pub.
The High Street pub is under new management, several weeks after its last landlady, Dawn McHugh, left.
The newcomers have been best friends for 10 years and have several years of experience in the business, but this is their first venture together.
The friends have clocked up 34 years of service as military wives between them.
Mrs Kingsford-Smith and her husband decided to settle in Yatton Keynell seven years ago, after her husand’s service in Belgium.
Ms Bage, originally from Cornwall, recently moved from Amesbury to take on the pub’s management.
They have been in charge at the Flemish Weaver for three weeks and are happy with the positive feedback.
Ms Bage said: “We are loving it. We are excited to be working as a team.
“The people of Corsham are so lovely and friendly. They’ve been very welcoming to us.”
Mrs Kingsford-Smith, who is the chef for the pub, said: “We’ve got a lot of experience between us and are looking forward to making this a great pub for both food and drink
“We provide local, traditional pub food and we’ve had a great response so far.
“Our home-made quiche is a sell out.”