Popular Bristol pub set to reopen later this year with new look

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‘Pubs are such an important part of the community and we have lost too many’

A pub in Bristol is set to reopen later this year as part of nationwide investment plans by Heineken.                

The Rose of Denmark, on Dowry Place in Hotwells, is one of 62 pubs across the UK earmarked to reopen by the brewing giant.    

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The pub, which has been closed for almost a year, is also due to receive a revamp as part of plans by Heiniken to invest £39m in upgrading and reopening pubs in its Star Pubs' estate in 2024.  

According to Star Pubs, 612 pubs are set to benefit, with refurbishments focusing on “transforming tired pubs in suburban areas into premium locals”.  

This will include "subtle zoning" work to cater for various customer activities, such as watching sport and dining.

The Rose of Denmark on Dowry Place in HotwellsThe Rose of Denmark on Dowry Place in Hotwells
The Rose of Denmark on Dowry Place in Hotwells | Charlie Watts

Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs’ managing director, said: “People are looking for maximum value from visits to their local.  

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“They want great surroundings and food and drink as well as activities that give them an extra reason to go out, such as sports screenings and entertainment. 

“Creating fantastic locals that can accommodate a range of occasions meets this need and helps pubs fulfil their role as vital third spaces where communities can come together.” 

On X, people have reacted to the news of the pub named after Edward VII's queen, Alexandra, reopening. 

Rob Harding wrote: “That's good news going against the trend. Pubs are such an important part of the community and we have lost too many.” 

Alex Richards added: “Always wanted to have a beer in this place.” 

And Simon Hickman said: “Hope curry and a can of Red Stripe for a fiver returns.”

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