Management team taking over Royston pub look to revert tavern back to its glory days

The Boar's Head in Royston is opening under new management on Thursday, April 23. Credit: The Boar's

The Boar's Head in Royston is opening under new management on Thursday, April 23. Credit: The Boar's Head - Credit: Archant

The management team taking over a Royston pub are looking to revert the tavern back to its glory days.

The Boar’s Head in Market Hill shut its doors yesterday, but not for long, with a new team beginning a six-year tenancy and unveiling the pub in their image on Thursday, April 23, through a launch night packed with food and drink from 6pm.

In the opening weeks the team will be luring in peckish customers with homemade cakes and bar snacks, such as cooked scotch eggs, served in between their meal service times.

Further down the line in the colder months the plan is to make the two grand fireplaces the focal points of the pub, with a double-bank coffee machine helping to warm the cockles.

Pub manager Matthew Brazier said: “Our aim is to turn the pub back into the thriving friendly local it used to be, with a brasserie menu offering fresh ideas, changing on a weekly basis.

“The pub’s current business is late night and loud, catering to people once the nearby Wetherspoon pub kicks out.

“We will be moving away from that completely, looking to appeal to a broad cross section of the local community in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with subtle background music.

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“The focus of the business will be providing high levels of customer service complimented by fabulous food and drink.”

The team are aiming to promote musical talent from the area during their Sunday night acoustic sessions, kicking off on Sunday, May 3, with Royston bands Screen People and The Interval Act taking centre stage.

The pub’s opening hours will be 10am until 11pm on Monday to Thursday and Sunday, but it stays open an hour later in the evening on Friday and Saturday.

There will also be ‘basic and friendly’ bed and breakfast accommodation available.

You can follow the pub’s progress by searching for The Boar’s Head on Facebook or following @BHRoyston on Twitter.