Gill, Robert, Nicola and Wesley Berridge are the new owners of the Royal Oak inn at North Curry in Somerset.
Chef Gill has transformed the previously wet-led inn by introducing pub meals at lunchtimes and a more extensive and up-market menu in the evenings.
In the New Year, the proprietors will add themed evenings to the mix, starting with a pint and curry night for £6 on Thursdays for the first month.
The ample property includes a lounge bar that can seat 16 and a galleried dining area with beamed ceilings and seating for 30 diners.
The public bar includes a darts oche, pool table and access to the brand-new child-friendly Garden Room that can seat 18.
The inn also has a double skittle alley and a function suite on the first floor that contains a bar, dance area and seating for 60.
The property also incorporates two private flats. The first has three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge/diner while the second comprises an office, lounge, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Licensed property agent Stonesmith of Exeter sold the freehold on behalf of previous owner Graham Brown for close to the asking price of £495,000.