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Monday, 12 October 2020

End of Era at The Gun Inn

After 33 years at The Gun Inn, Landlord and Landlady Paul and Jacqueline Hill are retiring. They have been at the Keyhaven public house since April 1987. 

Their son, Nathan has been helping them to run the business for the past 13 years and he will also be moving on to pastures new. 

They would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of their patrons for their continued custom during the past three decades. 

A special thank you goes to their small, but very hard working team who have made the post-lockdown re-opening so successful; Karen Stacey, Ian Cooper, Tayla Haines and Daniel Gregory. 

The Hill family has many fond memories of the pub during their time there and they will continue to live in the local area. 

Paul and the team will be behind the bar until they close on Thursday Evening 15th of October. 

Unfortunately the restrictions on social gatherings has not enabled them to have a leaving party. However, they very much hope to see anyone wishing to say farewell and share a drink with them before they leave. 

The Gun Inn is expected to be reopening, but there is no definite news on the date or new landlord at present.


  1. I first met Paul,when i used to play darts for the Monkey House( Mike Stevens was the Landlord). He was a top class person and a wonderful landlord! Would love to come and say goodbye to him,but i now live nr Doncaster Sth Yorkshire. Anyway best wishes on your retirement Paul &Jaqueline hope you have a very relaxing time! Graham Cole

  2. i don't think the pub will be the same without Paul and his infectious smile..... best of luck guys in whatever your new venture is. enjoy a whisky or two. you deserve it