New Life into Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn, Bridgnorth
Punch Bowl Inn, Restaurant Pub, Bridgnorth, refurbishment. March saw the opening of the new ‘Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn’ – following its recent essential restoration works, due to the devastating post Christmas floods.
Triple Whammy – not only did the Punch Bowl suffer like many of the regions pubs and restaurants due to the bad weather in December, with over 10000 cancellations, but then on Boxing Day, owner Adam Giles (pictured) arrived to discover the pub ankle deep in water due to burst pipes from his upstairs flat – this also rendering him homeless!
Adam, who has since been working hard co-ordinating the rescue attempt, and the recovery work, whilst living at their other pub The Plough at Far Forest, Worcestershire comments “This has been a real drain on all the team, who were devastated when we discovered the flood, but all hands on deck have meant that we have managed to re-open on schedule, with what is essentially a new pub, restored with an old name – we have restored the original ‘Ye Olde’ back into the name of this 700 year old pub, plus restored the original damaged oak panelling in the bar, which we discovered behind the plaster when it fell off, with new English oak,”.
Regulars, revellers and local businesses were invited to their pre-launch opening on March 1st, with positive feedback from all “This is quite a dramatic make-over” comments Les Winwood, local Councillor for Bridgnorth “I used to walk here from home for Sunday lunch, and I’ve not been for a while, and I will certainly be back”. Joined by Local accountant Paul Silver of Silver and Co. “We came just after Christmas for an event, and it was so sad to see the devastation, but this make-over is amazing, and a great place to bring clients”. James Day of local Restaurant Marketing company Leisure Marketing LTD & editor of eat-the-midlands.co.uk, who has helped Adam with the re-launch added ”Many venues have had it tough over recent weeks and Adam and his team have done so well to re-open as quickly as they did, and I must congratulate him and the team on their achievements” [all pictured below]
The new Punch Bowl Inn, Bridgnorth will now be offering 3 courses from £9.95 as part of their new Spring menu launch. Visit their new website for details www.punchbowlinn.com or call 01746 763304 for more details.