IT IS the Hampshire pub that aims to become a hub for the community.

Located on Botley High Street, The Bugle Inn has been run by Lorraine and Paul Carver since 2016.

Paul, 55 and Lorraine, 50, both from Botley, said the pub is becoming a popular destination for residents and are hoping it will become a hub for the community.

Lorraine said: “We are not a chain, we are part of the community and we are local ourselves. We want to engage with the community and we want to try to become a place where the community can come together and enjoy the time with their family and friends and relax.”

Lorraine said that not being part of a chain is one of the pub’s strengths and gives them a chance to personalise the location and the menu.

“We make everything to order and we can change the menu based on what customers want,”she added.

She said they try use local products as much as possible in a bid to support local businesses and provide fresh food.

She said hand-made pies and burgers are the best sellers and the menu is changed every four months.

“So we can offer fresh food every day based on what’s available and we have daily specials so that customers can have also a better variety,” Lorraine said.

The pub also offers a wide variety of ales, lagers and wines with Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc being the best sellers.

The pub hosts several events during the month such as live music events once a month and a quiz night on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

They said that the Sunday Jazz held on the second Sunday of each month is one of the most popular events.

The pub is also dog-friendly.

“People like to go for a walk with their dogs and have a drink, and it’s important they know they are welcome,” Lorraine added.