Bowling Green pub benefits from £210k investment

Bowling Green pub benefits from £210k investment

The Bowling Green, which has been closed since the beginning of February, is undergoing a £210k refurbishment to create a modern town pub offering great quality drinks and food. It re-opens on 3rd June with new licensees at the helm, Dean Elms and Josh Davison. 12 jobs are being created as a result of the investment.

All-day food and fresh, quality coffee and tea blends will be available for the first time.  Dean and Josh are keen to support local Cheshire breweries such as Merlins Brewery, Sandiway Ales and Mobberley Ales. The cask ale range will be complemented by leading beer and cider brands, select wines and premium spirits from small independent producers. There will also be home-made cordials and hand crafted soft drinks.

Food at The Bowling Green will be modern contemporary British pub food with the emphasis on a chop house, where meat will be salted, cured and butchered on site.  Uniquely in the area, customers will be able to order their favourite cuts exactly how they want them, from the size of the cut to how it is cooked.  A small sandwich and nibbles menu will be available for those who just want to use the pub to socialise and relax in rather than enjoy the full dining experience.

A great outdoor space and riverside location is perfect for all occasions with tailor-made picnic hampers available for people to enjoy in the garden or by the river.

The duo will continue to hold quizzes on Tuesdays hosted by Angie Orme and fortnightly open mic nights on Sundays hosted by Iain Bowley.

Funds are being spent on complete interior and exterior refurbishment of the pub including new signage.  The interior of the pub will be opened up to create one big bar with French doors leading out onto a newly terraced garden.  Traditional features such as stone walls and fireplaces are being retained with new leather and traditional tartans used for seating, creating a modern British look.  A separate function room is also being created for meetings and private dining space that can accommodate up to 12 people.

Dean said: “There is great produce in the Cheshire area and we’re keen to promote it.  The investment will bring the Bowling Green into the 21st century and transform the tired looking pub into somewhere people can relax, enjoy themselves and be proud of. The pub will continue to host community events such as quizzes and live music, helping to maintain its community spirit.  Josh and I intend to be fully involved with the running of the Bowling Green, taking on the role of a traditional landlord, acting as the face of the pub.  We want to be friends to our customers and will work alongside staff to create a fantastic warm and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.”

David Pritchard, operations director, said: “The Bowling Green is in a great location on the main road into town.  It’s the ideal spot to drop in when shopping or going to the cinema or to enjoy its fabulous riverside location. Josh and Dean are experienced publicans and know Northwich well, so we’re delighted to be investing in helping them to create a great town pub.

“Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub and is investing £20 million this year in pubs like the Bowling Green to help them deliver excellent quality, attract customers and thrive at the heart of their communities for years to come.”