Meet the new chef

The third member of our talented tenant team is Richard Benson, who has been kept ‘under wraps’ until now. Richard owned and ran for 9 years the Millside Restaurant in Lyme Regis along with his wife Jess. That business has now been sold and Richard is currently planning the Kings Arms kitchen and he also intends to introduce a new pastry room inside the building – this will be a cool prep room away from the heat of the kitchen.

Richard says: “After a very busy few months bringing our lovely restaurant in Lyme Regis to a close, we are now fully focused on the Kings Arms. I’m busy contacting suppliers, planning menus and very importantly getting ready to install the kitchen. We’ll be sourcing lots of local products, fish from Lyme Bay and organic fruit and vegetables. I’ve already prepared various kinds of charcuterie for the opening night! 

We’re already getting lots of great ideas of what people would like to see from our Facebook page ( ).  Its been a long wait for all concerned but rest assured Tony, Ben and I are raring to go!”

We can all look forward to next year and a bright and exciting new chapter in the long history of the Kings Arms Inn here in Stockland!  

A Date for your diary

Could all members and shareholders of SCPL  please note that the next Annual Members meeting will take place on the evening of Thursday 6th February 2020 at Stockland Victory Hall. The start time and Agenda will be sent to you in the New Year.  


Stockland Community Pub Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit
Societies Act 2014 – No. 32191R
Registered Office: Shorms, Shore Bottom, Stockland, Honiton, Devon EX14 9DQ

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