Motcombe’s Coppleridge Inn Changes Hands After 31 Years

We meet the new landlady at Motcombe’s Coppleridge Inn.

Tina Tickner has bought the pub with her husband Graham. We find out why the couple wanted to move to the village. This new role represents a career change for Tina and Graham, but Tina has been preparing for some time.

Tina Tickner and husband Graham. Photo by Barney Mauleverer

During our interview, Tina explains how excited she was to get the keys to The Coppleridge. But former owner Chris Goodinge admits that he feels ‘a bit weird’. He’s spent 45 years in the pub trade.

Chris Goodinge. Photo by Barney Mauleverer

Chris created The Coppleridge from the shell of a former restaurant and has operated it with his wife Di for 31 years. Chris shares his plans for the future and offers advice for any new publican. (2:18)