New operators of popular Fife pub vow to turn it into 'wonderful place to visit'

The new operators of the Crusoe Hotel in Lower Largo have vowed to turn it into a ‘wonderful place to visit’.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 11:27 am
The Crusoe Hotel in Lower Largo.

Rachel Bucknall, who runs the Ship Inn in Elie and the Bridge Inn in Ratho with partner Graham, announced on the Lundin Links and Largo Community Facebook page that the pair are due to collect the keys for the pub next week.

She posted: “We are really excited to be taking over The Crusoe. We already know the area well as we also operate The Ship Inn at Elie. The Crusoe is in such a fabulous location but we know it has had a rocky time recently – and we know from talking to some of you how worried people have been about the future of the hotel. We see it as a wonderful spot and we can’t wait to start turning it again into a wonderful place to visit.”

Rachel said the pub is a ‘long-term project’ and said plans for The Crusoe will be shared with the public in the coming weeks and months.

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She also said that the pair hope to open in time for the summer holidays, even if in a limited capacity.

She added: “Please come and say hello if you see us at The Crusoe over the coming weeks, as we and the team get ready to re-open – we will be the couple walking on the beach with two labradors and a basset. We have also recently bought a property in the village so we look forward to meeting some of you as neighbours too.

“We will be asking all of you over the next few weeks to tell us what you love about The Crusoe, and which bits you would like to see improved. But in the meantime, if any of you have any questions or concerns, please feel to say hello on [email protected] We will also soon be setting up a new Facebook page for The Crusoe so you will be able to contact us through that also.

“We look forward very much to welcoming you to The Crusoe shortly.”