Boarded up Bristol pub to reopen after six-figure refurbishment

The popular pub closed after the pandemic 
The John Harvey Arms in WhitchurchThe John Harvey Arms in Whitchurch
The John Harvey Arms in Whitchurch

A once popular community pub in south Bristol which closed after the pandemic is to reopen after a major refurbishment from the owners.

The John Harvey Arms in Whitchurch has been closed and boarded up for several months but owners Stonegate Group are now looking for new operators to run it, with the promise of a ‘six-figure investment’ before it reopens its doors.

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The late 1960s-built estate pub in Court Farm Road used to be known as the Court Farm Tavern and also the Baccy Jar.

The community pub was home to several darts, skittles and pool teams. Owners Stonegate Group are actively advertising for new operators to take on the venue, which they describe as ‘a fantastic community locals pub’.

On the pub company’s website, it says ‘this classic pub has everything you need to deliver a brilliant community local; with spacious trade areas there is plenty of space to deliver a range of events’.

The pub was home to several darts and skittles teamsThe pub was home to several darts and skittles teams
The pub was home to several darts and skittles teams

The company says that during the investment the pub will benefit from the addition of a pool table and darts board, as well as access to full Sky and TNT sports. It adds that ‘By showing great sports that are popular with locals and regulars, this pub always has brilliant atmosphere and is a sure thing when it comes to attracting sports lovers’.

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Stonegate Group goes on to say that the ‘potential business turnover’ for the John Harvey Arms is around £442,000 a year. Anybody interested in taking on the pub can apply via the Stonegate Group website.

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