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Hungerford's Tutti Pole restaurant celebrates 40 years in business

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THE Tutti Pole – Hungerford’s unique, family-run restaurant and tea rooms – celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday, August 27.

And the 40th customers of the day got a special treat.

Manager Fiona Hobson said on the day: “I can’t believe how the years have gone by so fast.

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“We would like to say a big thank you to all our staff and customers who have supported us over the past 40 years – we really do appreciate it and have made many good friendships over the years.

“We surprised the 40th customer through the door today with gifting them and their party their meals and drinks.”

The lucky recipients were the Ghost family, from Swindon, pictured above with Mrs Hobson’s husband Stephen.

The Tutti Pole has become woven into the town’s history, its name inextricably linked to Hungerford’s proud and ancient Hocktide tradition.

It was owned and managed by Barbara and Norman Barr, with their daughter Fiona and son-in-law Stephen joining them in 2001.

The website states: “The philosophy from the beginning has been to provide an atmosphere of caring, in the friendly service and in the quality of the food served... employees are valued and considered an important part of the Tutti-Pole family.”

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