The Yorkshire Grey on Hallgate in Doncaster, a pub popular with sports fans and discerning drinkers, had its much awaited grand re-opening last night with a great reception from locals.
“Everyone was very excited about it,” said Neil, who even included speeded up video footage on social media, showing the workmen creating what Neil describes as a fabulous new look, which is all part of a £70,000 investment by the pub’s owners, the Stonegate Pub Company. “We will fundamentally remain the same Yorkshire Grey ––– a great, traditional pub that's welcoming, friendly and fun – but with an altogether new look – new furniture, new floors and a bright and light colour scheme.”
The grand reopening on July 26th kicked-off at 6pm with a VIP, invitation-only event, before doors opened to the public at 8pm. A free glass of bubbly and samples of the menu were available to everyone, and the DJ got everyone in the mood for celebrating, it was definitely a hit.
For real ale fans, there was a ‘Tap Takeover’, in which the award-winning Yorkshire brewer Stancil supplied all four beers for the evening. “Stancil, as a Yorkshire brewer, is very popular and real ale drinkers were delighted to be able to sample from a selection of four ales for the night.”
Sports fans will also be pleased to hear that a third Sky box has been added to boost the live action that can be shown from both Sky Sport and BT Sport. With five internal plasma screens, two projectors, and two external screens on the heated beer terrace, sports fan can choose to view one of three different live sports being shown.
“We’re a good all-round pub showing every kind of sport, from rugby union and league, to footie, cricket and NFL. We’re also really into the boxing, and unlike many pubs around here that show the fights without the sound turned on, we make a night of it; from all the pre-match build up to the main match, and we most definitely have the sound on! It really is the place to watch the boxing,” says Neil.
The Yorkshire Grey will also be looking to attract lots of day-time trade following the reopening, and is offering a fixed priced lunchtime menu of a sandwich and a drink (a pint of beer or soft drink) for just £5.29. “We think this offer will be very popular with all the workers looking for a nice place to enjoy their lunch.” Other offers include two meals for just £7.99, and kids’ menu at £1.49. The Yorkshire Grey also opens at 10am for breakfast, priced at just £1.99.
Opening times are 1 Mon-Thur 10am-11pm; Fri and sat 10am – midnight; Sunday 12noon -11pm. Food is served from 10am until 9pm.
The Yorkshire Grey, 16-17 Hallgate, Doncaster DN1 3NA. Tel 01302 329825.