Nottingham microbrewer takes on first pub with Star

 Nottingham microbrewer takes on first pub with Star

Nottinghamshire micro-brewery, Lincoln Green Brewing Company, has taken on its first pub with Star Pubs & Bars, the Station Hotel in Hucknall, bringing its Nottinghamshire pub estate to three.

The £235K joint refurbishment by Star Pubs & Bars and Lincoln Green Brewing Company, which starts 9th January, will see the Station Hotel transformed into a friendly neighbourhood pub with a reputation for great cask ale.  It will reopen 15 February 2017.

During the six-week refurbishment the ground floor will be completely redecorated in a traditional style which reflects the original Victorian nature of the building. The lounge will feature warm furnishings, wood panelling and Chesterfield armchairs, while the public bar reflects a classic tap room style with stripped wood floor boards and walls adorned with railway memorabilia. A secondary storeroom will be converted into trading space and used as a traditional games room offering dominos, table skittles and shove ha’penny. A second phase of refurbishment is anticipated for the following year which will include the first-floor function room, breakfast room and modernisation of the six second-floor letting rooms.

The pub will have 10 hand pulls on each bar displaying four Lincoln Green beers as well as six guest ales.  The two bars will between them can serve up to 20 different ales during peak periods.  Other drinks will include premium draught and bottled lagers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks.

Food will be a simple bar snack offer with an emphasis on quality rather than choice.  It will include lunchtime sandwiches as well as early evening pizzas and sharing platters.  On Sunday’s there will be traditional Sunday Roasts.

Owner Anthony Hughes said: “The Station Hotel is in a great location, as its name suggests, near the station and half a mile from the brewery.  It’s a fantastic brewery tap. 

“Our joint investment with Star will improve the décor of the pub and our emphasis on quality drinks, food and service will make it a great community pub that locals can be proud of.  

Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars said: "The Station Hotel is ideally located for Anthony and Lynette and their team to capitalise on the pedestrianisation of the high street and the 3,000 new homes being built in the area before 2025.

“Their experience, clear vision and passion for cask ale together with the refurbishment will create a pub with long-term appeal.  We wish them well.”