The Greyhound, Besselsleigh, re-opens after refurbishment.
Besselsleigh 15th April 2010: Having recently changed hands, and following an extensive three month renovation programme, the Greyhound in Besselsleigh re-opened for business this week.
“It’s been pretty frantic getting everything ready in time”, said the new landlady Emma Waring, “and we’ve had a few a few glitches along the way, but the pub is looking really great now. We’ve put the bar back into the heart of the building, and it feels like a proper pub should feel.”
The Greyhound is now part of Brunning and Price, a group of 17 pub restaurants based in Shropshire and Cheshire. All are in the Good Pub Guide, and Brunning and Price pubs have been County Dining Pub of the Year on over 25 occasions, something Emily is keen to emulate. “We’ve got a team of six chefs in the kitchen who are as keen as mustard. We’ve been working on the opening menu for five weeks, and the feedback has been really encouraging. We’ve got 6 cask ales on the bar, a decent wine list and a shelf full of 45 malts. We don’t have a children’s menu as such, but most of our menu can be served in children’s portions. We’re all excited about how the opening week has gone, and the locals have been really encouraging.”
Details of the Greyhound menu, opening times and phone numbers can be found on The Greyhound website at www.greyhound-besselsleigh.co.uk .
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Emma Waring (front left) and the Greyhound Team
The Greyhound in Besselsleigh is Re-opening – Tuesday 13th April 2010
The Greyhound in Besselsleigh is a classic English pub built from honey-coloured Cotswold stone. Formerly trading as part of the Blubeckers brand, the Greyhound has now changed hands to join the Brunning and Price family of 16 pubs.
Duncan Lochhead, Director Extraordinaire, said: "You should find us more traditional than contemporary, with an emphasis on high quality, fresh food which we source locally wherever possible. We cook simply and without fuss, but hopefully with flavour and finesse.
"All Brunning and Price pubs are featured in The Good Pub Guide, and between them they have won “County Dining Pub of the Year” over twenty-five times, and we’re determined that the Greyhound will be up there among our best!"
The Greyhound will be a genuine freehouse, and at the bar you’ll find at least six cask ales on at any one time and a hefty array of malts, brandies and Armagnacs. While our wine list is not exactly biblical in proportions, we’ve got fifty or so absolute crackers for you to have a go at, some of which are interestingly different.
We’ve spent the last couple of months gently reorganising and renovating the building, putting the bar back at the heart of the pub, and (even though we say it ourselves) we’re pretty chuffed with how it’s turned out. We’ve gone to great lengths to preserve the character of the building, which is after all what attracted us in the first place.
We like simple, classic pubs with loads of atmosphere, so you’ll find open fires, old furniture, panelling, wooden floors, rugs and a really friendly crew who’ll enjoy looking after you. Gaming machines, pool tables, juke boxes and televisions are not on the list.
"We will serve food all day, and children are welcome," commented Duncan." Like all our pubs, it will be a place to meet, eat and chat with friends, and we hope we’ll see you soon. We re-open on the evening of Tuesday 13th April, and you’ll find details of our menu, opening times and phone numbers etc on our website at www.greyhound-besselsleigh.co.uk ."