Pub to be revived months after owners forced to close with a 'heavy heart'

The Hightown Pub and Kitchen
-Credit: (Image: Bernard Platt)


The Hightown Pub and Kitchen is to be revived.

The pub, in Hightown, bid farewell to customers with 'a heavy heart' on Friday, March 8, after its owners said they were forced to close due to the worsening climate of the hospitality industry and the cost of living crisis.

Now, a new collaboration with executive head chef Daniel Heffy, alongside partners Matt Farrell and John Ennis, will revive the venue and overhaul the traditional pub experience with a menu that steps away from typical gastro pub offerings.

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GSG Hospitality will oversee an extensive refurbishment of The Hightown Pub, transforming it into a dynamic hub of hospitality. The initial focus will be on developing both indoor and outdoor spaces for families, large groups, and individuals looking to relax in a tranquil garden setting.

The Hightown Pub will continue to operate as a traditional pub on the ground floor, maintaining its local charm and welcoming atmosphere. The first floor will feature a British restaurant, offering a refined menu crafted by chef Daniel Heffy.

Guests can expect a sophisticated dining experience with high-quality dishes that celebrate the best of British cuisine, created with local ingredients.

The hub will also house a stylish cocktail bar, providing an intimate setting for enjoying drinks. Additionally, plans are in place to reinstate the rooms at The Hightown Pub, further enhancing its appeal as a destination for both locals and visitors.

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