Royston postie pub aims to deliver something fresh for town

Oliver Heald, Laura Jay, manager of pub and Geraint, Royston town manager. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Oliver Heald, Laura Jay, manager of pub and Geraint, Royston town manager. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

It’s a pub that punters are hoping will deliver – a brand new drinking tavern has graced Royston and its name gives a nod to its history as a thriving post office.

Revellers were invited to the Jolly Postie pub in Baldock Street to sample free food and drinks as the staff trained up before the grand opening.

The Jolly Postie is the latest addition to Hertfordshire brewers McMullen & Son’s growing portfolio of themed pub titles, and is overseen by manager Laura Jay.

She said: “After two weeks of intensive training our team is now ready to deliver a new eating experience in the town.

“We will be offering a completely different type of affordable menu.

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“Rotisserie chicken and wood-fired pizzas will feature to tempt all ages and tastes.”

Fun and humour are built into the fabric of the building. A classic 1960s red Post Office van, which houses a dining table and comfy seating, sits proudly in the main window, while old bikes and framed cartoonses add to the quirky atmosphere.

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A well-stocked bar includes four of the brewery’s cask ales.

Royston punters Reg and Kathy Hounsell were among the many guests who ventured into the pub on one of its taster nights.

Reg, who works as an assistant at the Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery, said: “I am very impressed with what I see here.

“A lot of hard work has gone into bringing this building back to life once more, and it can only be good for Royston. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal.”

Clive Porter, who lives in Melbourn, said: “This is just what the town has been looking for. I am convinced it will generate a new breath of life into Royston town centre. It’s unlike anything else in the town.”

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