Future looks Peachy for Brookmans Park pub

PUBLISHED: 09:47 23 October 2011

co-owner Lee Cash

co-owner Lee Cash

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THE future of a popular village pub has been secured, after an award-winning company stepped in to take over the reins.

Brookmans Park residents will rejoice at the news that The Brookmans, off Bradmore Green, has been saved from administration and is due to re-open next week, following an extensive refurbishment.

It has been taken over by Peach Pubs, which also runs The Old Mill in Berkhamsted and The White Horse in Harpenden, and will see 10 new jobs created.

The company was recently named the Best Pub Group/Bar Employer at the 2011 Best Hospitality Employers Awards.

Peach Pubs co-founder Hamish Stoddart said: “We’ve got a good toe in the water in Hertfordshire having been at the helm of two great pubs here for some time.

“So when we heard that there was a chance we might be able to run Brookmans too, we naturally jumped at it.

“We’re going to be working hard to make it a proper local right at the heart of the village.

“This is a big, active and lively community and we’re hoping we can put the heart back into Brookmans and make it special to everyone who lives here.

“We also want to act as a great foodie destination for the local towns and villages around.”

Patrons will get their first taste of the new regime when The Brookmans re-opens on Monday.

The pub has been restored to its original 1930s appearance, with the large, outsize glass wall that once divided the pub and restaurant area removed, to create a greater sense of space.

Ideas are still being sought over what to do with the former deli that sat at the side of he building, and Hamish said he would welcome suggestions from villagers.

“We’re still deciding what to do with the deli at the front of the building and if anyone has any suggestions on what they’d like to see done to this area of the pub, or want to set up a deli or shop, we’d love to hear from them.”


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