Wycombe pub reopens after £190,000 investment

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe pub reopens after £190,000 investment Wycombe pub reopens after £190,000 investment

THE Mayor of High Wycombe cut the ribbon to relaunch a High Wycombe pub following a £190,000 refurbishment.

Hundreds of people took advantage of the weather to visit the new look Beech Tree pub in Amersham Road following its reopening by Mayor Trevor Snaith.

New licensee Samir Patel said: “It was an astounding turnout all weekend.

“It's difficult to gauge but there were a serious amount of children here, as we had a bouncy castle over both days and the new play equipment was a hit.”

The Beech Tree was closed for four weeks while both the inside and outside received a facelift, including the installation of the children’s play area, in a bid to change the pub’s image from a ‘summer pub’ to a ‘pub for all seasons’.

The alterations, combined with the new food and drinks menus on offer, has created seven jobs.

Samir added: “I’d been looking for a pub to take on for some time. The moment I saw The Beech Tree, I knew it was the place for me and it could become the type of family pub I wanted to run.”

Chris Jowsey, trading director of Star Pubs & Bars, Heineken’s pub business, said: “We’re delighted an experienced operator like Samir has taken on The Beech Tree and that together we are investing in its long term future.

“To be successful in today’s market, pubs must improve their offering to customers and this means investing in pubs like The Beech Tree to create a welcoming and relevant environment for all customers.”

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1:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Siissi5 says...

Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles.
Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles. Siissi5
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2:42pm Mon 17 Mar 14

TopCat2000 says...

Siissi5 wrote:
Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles.
Quite right... it should be "installation"...

But similarly it should be "I'm" and "their" in your comment, and the comma in the middle is unnecessary too.
[quote][p][bold]Siissi5[/bold] wrote: Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles.[/p][/quote]Quite right... it should be "installation"... But similarly it should be "I'm" and "their" in your comment, and the comma in the middle is unnecessary too. TopCat2000
  • Score: 14

4:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

J B Blackett says...

TopCat2000 wrote:
Siissi5 wrote:
Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles.
Quite right... it should be "installation".
..

But similarly it should be "I'm" and "their" in your comment, and the comma in the middle is unnecessary too.
Yes , it might seem to be a complete catosapostrophe
[quote][p][bold]TopCat2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Siissi5[/bold] wrote: Im glad my local paper, proof reads there articles.[/p][/quote]Quite right... it should be "installation". .. But similarly it should be "I'm" and "their" in your comment, and the comma in the middle is unnecessary too.[/p][/quote]Yes , it might seem to be a complete catosapostrophe J B Blackett
  • Score: -2

7:49pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Bookermum says...

We went over the weekend. The kids had a fantastic time!!
Still some improvements to make ... & was not impressed with the landlord stood chatting to customers when the bar was 2/3 people deep ... Serving instead of chatting would have been much more appreciated!!
Wishing the new landlord & landlady the very best of luck for the future.
We went over the weekend. The kids had a fantastic time!! Still some improvements to make ... & was not impressed with the landlord stood chatting to customers when the bar was 2/3 people deep ... Serving instead of chatting would have been much more appreciated!! Wishing the new landlord & landlady the very best of luck for the future. Bookermum
  • Score: -4

11:09pm Mon 17 Mar 14

pennperson says...

Hmmm not sure where all the money went then - shiny new fence, lick of paint inside and a bit of new kids equipment are the main visible differences, though I do hope the loos have been refurbed cos they certainly needed it a couple of years ago. Fundamentally not much different to the previous layout, and indeed the same old pub benches outside (and not enough of them on a nice sunny Saturday launch day). Once the froth of the launch disappears it will be down to how the pub markets itself. Menu looks OK but nothing too exciting and probably less choice than some of the other local pubs with food. Staff were overworked on the Saturday when we visited. Don't get me wrong I do hope they succeed but it's not the financial investment that will make it happen, it's going to be down to a meeting of minds of the landlord and the local customer base to attract and retain a regular customer base. Having been a "fair weather" customer here now for more than 40 years it will be really great to see it back to the peak of its previous successes many years ago.
Hmmm not sure where all the money went then - shiny new fence, lick of paint inside and a bit of new kids equipment are the main visible differences, though I do hope the loos have been refurbed cos they certainly needed it a couple of years ago. Fundamentally not much different to the previous layout, and indeed the same old pub benches outside (and not enough of them on a nice sunny Saturday launch day). Once the froth of the launch disappears it will be down to how the pub markets itself. Menu looks OK but nothing too exciting and probably less choice than some of the other local pubs with food. Staff were overworked on the Saturday when we visited. Don't get me wrong I do hope they succeed but it's not the financial investment that will make it happen, it's going to be down to a meeting of minds of the landlord and the local customer base to attract and retain a regular customer base. Having been a "fair weather" customer here now for more than 40 years it will be really great to see it back to the peak of its previous successes many years ago. pennperson
  • Score: -2

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