York pub to re-open

An artist's impression of how The Fox will look after the work

The Fox in Holgate

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A YORK pub will reopen on May 16 following a £300,000 refurbishment.

The Fox in Holgate Road is owned by Punch Taverns but will be run by Ossett Brewery, which also owns The Hop in Fossgate.

The pub has been closed for six weeks for work to be carried out. It will reopen at 4pm on Friday, followed by live acoustic music throughout the evening. 

A spokeswoman for Punch said the pub had been "redecorated and restored in a traditional style whilst keeping the existing layout and exposing the original features."

There will be nine handpulls featuring Ossett ales and others from microbreweries, as well as world and craft beers.

Jamie Lawson, managing director of Ossett Brewery, said: “The pub looks fantastic; it has been sympathetically restored in a way that retains its historical charm and character."

The pub manager will be Giles Seddon and ten new jobs are being created.

From next Saturday onwards, the pub will be open from noon until 11.30pm on Sundays to Wednesdays, and from noon until 12.30am on Thursdays to Saturdays.

Dave Rowland, senior partnership development manager with Punch said: "It’s great that Punch can invest in our pubs and we have re-established the Fox as one of the leading real ale pubs for residents and visitors to York.

“Everyone is really pleased with the transformation and I expect the launch night to be busy with local residents eager to see the pub’s new look.”

 

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4:24pm Fri 9 May 14

mitch2nd says...

I bet they have forgotten about traditional pub games such as Darts, which is very big in this area and brings welcome trade
I bet they have forgotten about traditional pub games such as Darts, which is very big in this area and brings welcome trade mitch2nd
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4:42pm Fri 9 May 14

3.8liter says...

They have probably forgotten about the traditional prices as well. The prices in their city centre pub are extortionate, they needn't think that the Holgate people will fall for the same game, for what is basically an out of town boozer.
I'll stick to Sam Smith's and Wetherspoon's pubs.
They have probably forgotten about the traditional prices as well. The prices in their city centre pub are extortionate, they needn't think that the Holgate people will fall for the same game, for what is basically an out of town boozer. I'll stick to Sam Smith's and Wetherspoon's pubs. 3.8liter
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4:59pm Fri 9 May 14

marvell says...

It's the hard working Stuart Weston, the previous landlord, I feel sorry for. Shafted by the PubCo after making it a great pub.

Punch then get into bed with Ossett - what a lovely principled bunch of operators Punch Taverns are...

Bring on legislation of the PubCo's - sign the petition if you want to stop them doing this to other people... http://www.pubscanda
l.org.uk/
It's the hard working Stuart Weston, the previous landlord, I feel sorry for. Shafted by the PubCo after making it a great pub. Punch then get into bed with Ossett - what a lovely principled bunch of operators Punch Taverns are... Bring on legislation of the PubCo's - sign the petition if you want to stop them doing this to other people... http://www.pubscanda l.org.uk/ marvell
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5:00pm Fri 9 May 14

marvell says...

http://www.pubscanda
l.org.uk/
http://www.pubscanda l.org.uk/ marvell
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5:00pm Fri 9 May 14

LJohno13 says...

Having worked at Osset pubs I can vouch for how good they really are. Totally different to the Hop model that operates in the city centres.Now there's one just around the corner, couldn't be happier!

Rare for an owner to personally oversee a refurbishment, but no doubt Jamie will have done. And before anyone starts, I'm not Osset's PR department, just someone who appreciates that they do pubs properly.
Having worked at Osset pubs I can vouch for how good they really are. Totally different to the Hop model that operates in the city centres.Now there's one just around the corner, couldn't be happier! Rare for an owner to personally oversee a refurbishment, but no doubt Jamie will have done. And before anyone starts, I'm not Osset's PR department, just someone who appreciates that they do pubs properly. LJohno13
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2:11am Sat 10 May 14

KevinWard59 says...

Think the author meant 00:30am because the 12 hour clock finishes at 12 and goes back to zero. 12 is the absolute.
You can't fit an extra 30 minutes in as you can't have 130% because 100% is an absolute and the maximum possible.


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Think the author meant 00:30am because the 12 hour clock finishes at 12 and goes back to zero. 12 is the absolute. You can't fit an extra 30 minutes in as you can't have 130% because 100% is an absolute and the maximum possible. https://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/User:Highe rIntelligence KevinWard59
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6:26am Sat 10 May 14

Bad Tackerler says...

punch taverns did Stu and Lindsey a favour by increasing the rent, they now run 2 pubs and have not seen them more happier !
Up yours punch taverns !!
punch taverns did Stu and Lindsey a favour by increasing the rent, they now run 2 pubs and have not seen them more happier ! Up yours punch taverns !! Bad Tackerler
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7:49am Sat 10 May 14

Y.I.P. says...

Good luck to THE FOX need a good pub in my ward,see you there GAVIN!!
Good luck to THE FOX need a good pub in my ward,see you there GAVIN!! Y.I.P.
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