Reopening plans revealed for popular Bristol pub after six-figure revamp

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There are plans for a pop-up kitchen, morning coffee and pastries and live entertainment 

A Bristol pub is set to reopen at the end of July after undergoing a major £405,000 upgrade.

The Rose of Denmark in Hotwells, which has been closed since February, is receiving the revamp by Heineken-owned Star Pubs and Bristol pub operator, Sam Gregory.     

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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

The refurbishment will see the 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. 

Plans for entertainment at the pub on Dowry Place include regular live music, quiz nights and 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.

Inside, 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 with fresh and bold colours used to give it a modern classic look and feel. 

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How the pub is set to look after the refurbishmentHow the pub is set to look after the refurbishment
How the pub is set to look after the refurbishment

Gavin Perkins, Star Pubs’ business development manager said: “The refurbishment of The Rose of Denmark is great news for Hotwells.

“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.”

He added: “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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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