AN all-star combination of a good landlady and an exceptional chef has put this village pub on the map.

The Tally Ho is now the only pub in Broughton and has found its place in the heart, and stomachs, of the village community. Located along the Clarendon Way, this pub also welcomes ramblers, fishermen and tourists.

Landlord and lady Ryan and Kerry Lamb have run the pub for the past four years. Head chef Ryan has won two rosettes for his cooking and has received a Michelin recommendation, while Kerry uses her previous experience in running a bar to ensure that customers receive a welcoming atmosphere.

With top quality food, a constant stock of much-loved ales and friendly bar staff – this pub appears to have it all. Its unique position of not being owned by a chain has allowed the couple to put their own stamp on the pub.

The pair first bought the Greyhound pub in the village but they shortly began looking at the premises for the Tally Ho when they were having difficulties managing the Greyhound under chain, Enterprise.

A local multi-millionaire record producer bought the premises of the Tally Ho with the hope of reeling in a landlord to ensure there would always be a pub situated in the village.

A deal was soon made with the millionaire and the couple are now able to incorporate fine-dining with a basic pub menu for their customers.

Landlady Kerry Lamb, 38, said: “It is a lovely village with a strong community feel, we are lucky to be right in the centre and to welcome a range of people through our doors.

“One thing I like about the atmosphere of the Tally Ho is that you wouldn’t know who is rich and who is poor.

“This is a well off area but Everyone will mix and talk to each other, everyone’s equal in this pub.”

There are 13 members of staff employed at the Tally Ho and most live in Broughton or its neighbouring villages.

Its pub garden allows the venue to double in size in the summer, Kerry makes good use of this by having a range of bands play outside in the summer.

The pub holds its annual beer festival on the August bank holiday weekend.

It teams up with a local buffalo farm which provides a campsite and an excellent barbecue for festival attendees.

Kerry said that they are always looking for fresh ideas for the pub and improvement plans for the future.

She said: “Unfortunately this pub is a listed building so structurally we can’t change anything.

“However, we are always looking to work with businesses around the area such as the buffalo farm - we constantly strive to find new ways to draw in the customers.

“The owner has organised a refurbishment later this year so we are looking forward to a new lick of paint and change of furniture.”

Tally Ho host’s a Moules and Frites evening on a Tuesday, a popular pizza and quiz night on a Thursday and has a fine dining evening once a month.

Most of the pubs revenue is generated through drinks but food also plays a big part in the running of the pub.

Kerry enjoys ‘playing’ with the different ales and said the pub is lucky to have good microbreweries in the area.

She said: “The Ringwood best is one of the most-loved ales in the area so we make sure to continuously stock it.

“It is also lots of fun to play with the wide choice of ales that we have from local breweries.”