Pub to be revived following three-year closure

The Station in Hedon, East Yorkshire, is to reopen in early April in time for Easter following a £340,000 joint refurbishment by Star Pubs & Bars and new licensees Steven and Karen Thompson. 

The investment will see the pub, closed since December 2019, reopen as a family and dog-friendly local.  

10 new full and part-time jobs will be created on the back of the transformation.   

Funds are being spent on creating a pub garden offering seating for 44. And the front of the pub is being given a makeover, redecorated with new signage and lighting to better reflect the upgraded interior.

The tired looking interior is being brought up to date and given a smarter look.

TVs are also being installed for watching live sport and a new commercial kitchen added.  The kitchen will allow the pub to offer traditional pub classics with a gastro twist plus flatbreads served with a selection of toppings.

Steven Thompson said: “We have always wanted to run our own pub and to live in a village. We have a few friends in Hedon already so know it well.

“We loved the fact that The Station was going to have a revamp and was a blank canvas for us to create our own perfect local.

“We are looking forward to working together as a family, getting to know more of the community and to making the pub a focal point for the village.” 

Jeremy Scott, Star Pubs & Bars investment manager, said: “We’re happy to be investing in The Station to create a great quality local with a standout garden. It needed the right team to take it on which it now has with Steven, Karen and their family.  

“Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub. This investment will take The Station to a whole new level and ensure it is sustainable in the long-term.”