The Wokingham Paper

New look Broad Street Tavern holds opening party tonight

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LIVE music and free food will be on the menu this evening (Friday) as a popular Wokingham pub reopens after a fortnight of extensive renovations.

The Broad Street Tavern now has an extended bar, a new menu and totally revamped interior as part of a major series of changes to the town centre venue.

Landlady Lili Collier said she is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the celebration party, which will feature a visit from the band Nine Mile Riders.

“I can’t wait to see people’s faces when they see it,” she told The Wokingham Paper. “It’s a really fresh new look and we hope that customers really enjoy it.

“We want to try and cater to a professional audience during the day, in the evening be more relaxed and chilled and have that liveliness at the weekends.”

The interior of the pub has been completely gutted and redecorated and a new food menu will be introduced from Saturday, with tasting samples during the launch party.

A new coffee machine is being installed to offer customers an alternative to alcoholic drinks and the extended bar will help speed up service. Cocktails will be available and the pub will also enhance its soft drink range.

Ms Collier said: “There will be a faster turnaround at the bar – we’ve all done lots of training. The new coffee machine will allow us to provide you with amazing coffee. We’ll be better for soft drinks, making it more suitable for everyone.

“We’ll be serving canapes on Friday from our new menu. We use fresh meat from Walter Rose & Sons. A daily delivery means everything is fresh every day.”

The new look pub reopens tonight from 7pm. Further enhancements to the beer garden are planned in January.

The Nine Mile Riders - Picture © Andrew Merritt
The Nine Mile Riders – Picture © Andrew Merritt

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