Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Bull on Bell Street gets makeover

BRAKSPEAR’S flagship pub has undergone an extensive refurbishment to make it more welcoming for customers

BRAKSPEAR’S flagship pub has undergone an extensive refurbishment to make it more welcoming for customers.

The Bull on Bell Street is “lighter and brighter” with fresh wallpaper, new pictures, reupholstered and new furniture, as well as sanded and new floors.

Its reopening was celebrated with a drinks reception and canapes on Wednesday last week following a 10-day closure so the work could be completed.

The Henley-based pub operator and and brewer’s chief executive Tom Davies said: “We opened it three and a half years ago and it has been well used and well liked by Henley and so it was time it needed to be refurbished.

“There’s no structural change, it’s a revamp of the look and feel to keep it the place of choice in Henley to eat and drink.

“I love it, I think it’s fresh and exciting and it looks wonderful. It is our only managed house in Henley, it’s next door to all our offices, Henley is our home town and therefore its important for us to make sure it looks current, fresh and in good nick.”

Brakspear’s interior designer Steph Dennett, who spearheaded the revamp, said styles had changed and the pub now looked brighter.

“We have made a much more effective use of the space. It’s lovely to see everybody enjoying it and I hope everyone comes back to enjoy it,” she added.

The pub also features a new menu, aimed at all day dining, and now offers pizzas and tapas, as well as dishes like lobster and seabass.



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