An historic public house at the heart of Leek will fling open its doors on Thursday, 3 November, after a major refurbishment.
The Roebuck Hotel, Derby Street, Leek, was bought by locally based Titanic Brewery in early summer.
The Burslem brewery has invested around £100,000 in restoring the imposing Grade Two Listed 17th century to its former glory.
Titanic Brewery Director Dave Bott said: “The Roebuck has been a part of Leek’s pub scene for many years and Titanic Brewery was delighted to be able to acquire it.
“It is a wonderful building and I’m confident that Leek residents will be pleased by the work we have carried-out. We have taken care to ensure that the inside of the hotel has been refurbished in a sympathetic way, in keeping with the impressive timber framed frontage and the historic town centre of Leek.
“This will be Titanic’s sixth pub. Until 2007, we only had one but have busily been expanding our estate in our local area and have been successful in bringing former pubs back into use.
“We have been opening pubs against a background of closures. But there is no magic formula, we pride ourselves on creating welcoming pubs which sell good local produce and are used by customers of all ages.”
The Roebuck will be run by Tom Sinnott who will bring with him the experience of having successfully launched the Sun Inn, Stafford, for Titanic.
Dave said: “Tom has jointly managed the Sun Inn since its launch in July, 2010. He has helped to make the Sun a great success and I am sure that his experience will help to re-establish the Roebuck in Leek.”
For further information contact Dave Bott on 01782 823447
Notes to editors:
Titanic’s full range of beer can be seen on the company’s award winning website at www.titanicbrewery.co.uk Titanic Brewery was founded in Burslem in 1985 and has grown to produce more than two million pints of fine ale every year. It is owned by Stafford born brothers Keith and Dave Bott. Keith is Chairman of SIBA, the society of independent brewers. The brewery name is in recognition of Stoke-on-Trent as the birthplace of Captain Edward Smith, Master of the ill fated Titanic ocean liner.
The brewery fleet –
The Bulls Head, St John’s Square, Burslem
The Greyhound, George Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The White Star, Kingsway, Stoke
The Royal Exchange, Radford Street, Stone
The Sun Inn, Stafford
The Roebuck Hotel, Derby Street, Leek.
Titanic Brewery Co. Ltd.,