There have been a lot a changes recently at The Brewer’s Arms in Rattlesden but it has made the new tenants confident for the future.
Allison Clarke and team, with chef Alex Andrews, took over at the pub five weeks ago and reviews on sites like Trip Advisor have already gone from disappointment to extremely positive.
Then, two weeks after they moved in, it was announced that the pub was among the 275 tenanted pubs Greene King had sold to Hawthorn Leisure for £75.6 million.
Alex’s verdict was: “We have full confidence in Hawthorn Leisure. .
“I felt the business development [area] manager was knowledgeable about the pub business and he left me with a feeling of a lot more confidence than some people I’ve worked with.”
The pub has been refurbished and Alex has created a new menu which he hopes will have a wide appeal.
He added: “The pub now offers an exceptional cellar of wines and perfectly kept real ales and has one of the most beautiful beer gardens in the area.
“Food is served Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner services and, of course, the traditional roast dinners on Sunday.
“As well as both a la carte and bar menus The Brewer’s Arms serves a tapas menu with something for everyone.”
They plan to use local ingredients as much as possible.