Laurence Goodwin is the pub manager at the newly opened Thorn’s Farm, in Yate.
The pub was developed on the site of four former shop units in Yate Shopping Centre – itself built on land which was once part of Thorn’s Farm.
The 17th-century farmhouse was owned by the Thorners family up to 1784, followed by a succession of farmers, until it was demolished to make way for the new town. Farming had been a way of life in Yate for centuries.
The pub, which features a pavement café-style area to the front, has commissioned artwork, including sculptures by Jan Blake and Graeme Evelyn, as well as a fine art painting by Rose Sanderson.