The Black Bull Thirsk reopens after renovation

The Black Bull, a local community pub in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, has reopened following a £189k investment. 

Led by operator Cheryl Hallcro, the project was funded by Admiral Taverns, which owns 1,600 pubs across the UK. 

The Black Bull is part of Proper Pubs, the community wet-led division of Admiral Taverns, which has more than 170 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales. 

The investment has supported a complete revamp of both the venue's interior and exterior. Guests can now enjoy a brand-new bar area, snug seating area, refreshed signage and a beer garden with capacity to accommodate up to 30 people. 

Hallcro took over the venue back in Februrary, having joined the hospitality industry three years ago when she landed her first pub job. 

"We are over the moon with the results of the refurbishment at the Black Bull, it looks better than we ever imagined," she comments. "It's essentially a brand-new pub – I'm so thankful to Admiral Taverns for the investment and their ongoing support. Opening night was fantastic, it was great to see so many new faces and I can't wait to meet more locals over the coming week."

Opening night included a special performance from popular Newcastle duo, ‘Another Story’, with nearly 100 residents visiting the pub to see the new look. Hallcro also has plans to host weekly karaoke evenings every Friday throughout the year.  

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