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Rose & Crown reopens its doors

Well-known Beverley pub, the Rose and  Crown, on the corner of York Road and North Bar Without, reopened for business over the Easter weekend. The Mock Tudor pub had been closed since November and has been taken on by Mark Cross, formerly licensee of the Crown and Anchor at Tickton. He says he’s undaunted by the Rose and Crown’s recent chequered history that has seen it open and then shut four times in the past two years.

Confident he has a successful formula, Mr Cross says the pub will present a strong food offering and has actually been rebranded the Rose & Crown Bar Kitchen with Benedict Porter, named after  Mr Porter, who was formerly head chef at Tickton and has previously worked at the Pipe & Glass at South Dalton.

Another town pub sporting a new look is the Green Dragon in Saturday Market following an extensive two-week refurbishment. Alongside a new food and drinks menu, the pub also now boasts a dedicated area for dogs. Free treats and water is on offer in the Canine Conservatory. Assistant manager Lucy Johnson said: “Our beer garden is already popular with customers who have dogs so we decided to allocate an area inside too. Now they have a cosy place inside if the weather is horrible.”

Meanwhile, the Beverley Arms is still on schedule to reopen in June but has began taking on-line bookings from August 1, due to demand. Owners Thwaites say they are getting lots of inquiries from people keen to book and although they remain fully confident of being open in June, decided to fix  a date from August for bookings. Advertising for staff is also expected to start shortly following the recruitment of a senior management team, including the hotel’s manager and head chef.