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Newly opened Tavistock pub The Market Inn has partnered with a host of locally based food companies and Mount Kelly school to hold a charity night in aid of local charity Tavistock Area Support Services (TASS) under the pop-up brand “Scrumptious: food to warm your heart”.

The sold-out event, which will take place on Friday, 17 February, National Random Acts of Human Kindness Day will see diners enjoy a four-course gourmet meal with each cover funding a delicious hot lunch for 40 TASS patrons at a separate event. Both will be prepared and cooked by the team at The Market Inn.

The two events will see The Market Inn collaborate with local businesses Flapjackery, Country Cheeses, Sovereign Wines, The Dartmoor Ice Cream Company and Mount Kelly school with the aim of supporting the Tavistock community and promoting local family led food businesses. Guests who have bought tickets will also have the chance to participate in a raffle with prizes generously donated from a range of local businesses including Red Oak Taverns to raise funds for TASS and ShelterBox Truro’s Emergency Appeal following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

In its first year under new management, The Market Inn has quickly built a reputation for good food and positioned itself at the heart of its immediate community. Caz and Tracey Fleming, proprietors of The Market Inn and The Who’d Have Thought It Inn in St Dominick, bring a strong reputation for community projects having previously been awarded the Census 2021 Community Hero Award for their dedication to the community in Cornwall.

Tracey Fleming, who took over the running of The Market Inn with her partner Caz in January last year, commented: “Pubs sit at the heart of their communities and we want The Market Inn to be seen as both a great pub with fantastic food and as a force for good”.

Holly Stirling from TASS, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to be receiving this support from the Market Inn, local food businesses, the people of Tavistock and the pupils of Mount Kelly. During these tough times, our support is needed in the community more than ever and events such as this have such a positive impact on people’s wellbeing.”