A mother and daughter landlady duo are celebrating a special landmark at their Wiltshire pub this year.

Natalie Burt is into her 70th year of running The Pelican Inn in Devizes and has worked alongside daughter Sarah-Jane for the last 15 of them.

The pub is famed for having a homely atmosphere with the fourth generation of the family now working at the watering hole.

Sarah-Jane had previously been the licensee of The Griffin in Witney but she has not looked back after linking up with her mum at The Pelican.

Swindon Advertiser: The Pelican Inn in Devizes is into its 70th year of having the same landlady.

“It has a very unique feel to it and we are all on big family and we always call our customers our extended family,” she said.

“The family feel goes way back as my grandparents came from Swindon and looked to create a pub of their own and they settled here.

“My grandma was allowed to keep the license in 1970 after my grandad passed away which was very unusual at the time.”

The pub is hundreds of years old and started off as a coaching inn on the main route to London but mystery still surrounds how it came to get its name.

Swindon Advertiser: The Pelican Inn's beer garden.The Pelican Inn's beer garden. (Image: The Pelican Inn)

“We now have three letting rooms with en-suites but these were only changed in the last decade as they took the place of the original stables,” said Sarah-Jane.

“A Pious Pelican was displayed in a local church but also they said it could have been named when the pelican was discovered.”

The pub has modernised in other ways to keep up with the times with a brand new menu being introduced to serve classic pub grub.

“We now have a wonderful reputation for our Sunday dinners and we are known locally as the home of the roast, selling over 100 each weekend,” said Sarah-Jane.

Swindon Advertiser: The Pelican Inn is famed for its Sunday roast dinners.The Pelican Inn is famed for its Sunday roast dinners. (Image: The Pelican Inn)

“We have live music and karaoke but not just local acts but we try and get people from everywhere to play.

“My mum is a very firm believer that you have to change with the times in order to survive.”

The pair love working together and are enjoying the 70th year of being a team, having celebrated the 69th anniversary of Natalie as landlady in June.

“It is an amazing achievement as when she first came there was no running water upstairs and had top take jugs of hot water,” said Sarah-Jane.

“We are a very strong team together as what one hasn’t done, the other picks up.”