Harlow pub reopens after three-month closure

Harlow pub reopens after three-month closure

The Greyhound on School Lane in Harlow reopened this week following a three- month closure for a £250,000 refurbishment by Star Pubs & Bars and new licensee Matt Sendall. 10 new jobs have been created.

MP for Harlow, Rob Halfon, celebrated The Greyhound’s restoration as a quality traditional pub serving great food by pulling the inaugural pint.

The Grade II listed building has been carefully renovated and refurbished throughout. A cosy snug has been added, a new kitchen installed, dining areas created and the cellar upgraded.

The only pub in the area, The Greyhound will provide a much-needed meeting place for visitors to Harlow Town Park and local residents. Matt has introduced freshly prepared food, barista quality coffee and cakes, served all day from 11am. Local suppliers are being used wherever possible including Harlow’s Churchgate Sausage Shop and Mayfield Farm Bakery.  The pub is dog friendly with water bowls and biscuits.

Matt’s ambition is to put The Greyhound back at the centre of the community. There will be monthly entertainment nights and the snug will be available for local groups to meet.

Robert Halfon MP said: "I congratulate the Greyhound pub for all they are doing to make the pub such a very special place in a very special part of Harlow. I am proud to be part of the reopening."

Adds Matt: “The response from park users and people from the neighbourhood has been fantastic. They’re delighted to see The Greyhound being brought back to life and to have somewhere to go in the park and on their doorsteps.

“I’ve wanted a pub of my own for years. It’s the icing on the cake for it to be in my home town and a historic pub that has had so much investment.”