An “iconic” Hertford pub will be re-opened with a design renovation and a menu overhaul in July after a £350,000 refurbishment project. The Blackbirds has been operating as a pub in its prime position next to Hertford Castle for over 300-years.
After a three-week closure, the Hertford pub will be back in business following on from a £350,000 refurbishment project. The expensive work includes a complete refurbishment inside and out, with new lighting, signage, flooring, furniture, design and decorations.
The Blackbirds doors are set to re-open on Thursday, July 6, where customers will be able to make the most of the refurbished pub over the re-launch weekend. They will also be able to get stuck into an impressive new menu, with the pub opening for breakfast for the first time and it will now include Sunday roasts.
The large investment has created new jobs for three chefs alongside more opportunities for bar and floor staff. The Blackbirds general manager Elaine Dell has been at the Hertford pub since November, and she is looking forward to seeing customers return.
Elaine said: “We are thrilled with the new refreshed look of The Blackbirds. This pub is such a beautiful iconic site in the heart of an amazing area, and we wanted to make sure the new décor complimented this.
“On top of the new look, we are also serving a great new drinks range, a fantastic new food menu and I’m excited to announce that Sunday roasts are back on the menu, which we are delighted with. We can’t wait to throw open the door again to the community and we look forward to welcoming old and new faces back in.”
The inclusive pub attracts all kinds of customers, with its new television screens and booths that will be introduced to make watching live sports at The Blackbirds “better than ever”. The pub has Sky Sport and BT Sports to enable residents to take in all major sporting events, including Premier League football and boxing events.
The venue stays open late on the weekends, with DJs performing at the Hertford pub. There are also quiz nights and other events that take place throughout the week.
The Blackbirds is part of the multiple award-winning Stonegate Group, and the investment will enable the Blackbird team to provide high-quality hospitality. For more information, visit the pub’s website here and on its Facebook page here.