Historic Bristol pub to reopen after £400,000 revamp

A popular Bristol pub is to reopen after a £405,000 refurbishment.

The Rose of Denmark, which closed in February, is to reopen at the end of July following a major  revamp by Heineken owned Star Pubs and Bristol pub operator,

Sam Gregory.

Around 15 new jobs will be created as a result of the investment.

The refurbishment will see the tired pub transformed into a top-quality neighbourhood local with a pop-up kitchen offering a three-monthly change of food style – such as Korean, Mexican or burgers.

Morning coffee and baked goods will also be introduced, something the area lacks currently.

Plans for entertainment at The Rose of Denmark include regular live music, quiz nights, and a full portfolio of televised sports.

The investment will see the exterior redecorated and new signage and lighting as well as a seating area for alfresco eating and drinking.

The layout will include distinct areas that can be utilised for private dining.  The décor will be traditional in keeping with the historic character of the building.

Gavin Perkins, Star Pubs business development manager said: “The refurbishment of The Rose of Denmark is great news for Hotwell.  Its pop-up food and coffee and pastries together with its live sports in a premium quality pub environment brings something new to the area.

“Prior to Sam taking on The Rose of Denmark it had been run by a number of temporary managers. It will benefit the community enormously having a long-term licensee, particularly one of Sam’s calibre. He is a very professional and experienced pub operator, with many different types of popular pubs in his portfolio, including The Sugar Loaf in Easton, The Bell in Stokes Croft and The Crown in St Judes, each with their own distinct offer appealing to their neighbourhoods.  I wish the team at The Rose of Denmark every success and look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.”

Sam added: “We don’t have a one size fits all approach to our pubs.  We look at the area, what’s already on offer and identify what is missing and what the community wants.  What works for one area doesn’t necessarily work for another.  Hotwells had been crying out for a decent pub with the elements that we’re introducing for a long time.”

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...