Two town centre pubs to re-open
The Old Auctioneer pub in Parsons Street, Banbury is set to re-open after the company which formerly ran it went in to liquidation.
The popular drinking establishment closed its doors a fortnight ago and is now undergoing renovations ready to re-open in April.
Louise Barnett of Star Pubs and Bars – a subsidiary of Heineken – which owns the pub said: “We are currently preparing for the pub to re-open for business before the end of April.
“This will be under temporary management until we are able to recruit a new, permanent tenant.”
She added: “The pub will have a very similar offer to before and we look forward to welcoming back customers to this popular venue.”
The inn closed after former leasholders Urban and Country Leisure (Old Auctioneer) Limited went into liquidation on February 7.
Ms Barnett said the company is looking for a new, longer-term tenant who is interested in running the pub on a more permanent basis.
She said: “It’s a popular pub and it would be a successful business for the right person.
“We want to get it back open for the community.”
Meanwhile the Coach and Horses in Butchers Row is set to re-open as specialist pie pub Pudding Face within the next week.
After completely renovating the building Kathy and Anton Hayter, who run the Crown and Tuns – more commonly known as Pudding face the Pie Place – in Deddington are preparing to bring their unique brand of pub food to the Hook Norton Brewery -owned inn.
Mr Hayter said he has been overwhelmed by the positive response so far from Banbury residents but said he is still looking to recruit good pastry cooks.
Anyone interested in applying should call 01295 257524.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Banbury
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: North east