Thrybergh’s only pub to reopen after two-year closure

Lord Reresby

Thrybergh is set to have its only pub reopened after a two-year closure thanks to a £650,000 refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars, which breaks ground on the 28th January. The investment will transform The Lord Reresby into a great quality family-friendly local and see Thrybergh born and bred Tom Parol take the helm as its new licensee.

The pub is scheduled to reopen in early April creating 15 new jobs.

29-year old Tom has run pubs and clubs in the area since he was 18 and was most recently manager of Thurcroft Top Club. Says Tom: “I grew up on the street behind The Lord Reresby and have known it all my life so it’s fantastic to be taking it on. I can remember the days when Thrybergh had three pubs but one by one they’ve closed. People have really missed having a pub to meet up in on their doorstep and, with nowhere to eat out in the village; there has been lots of interest in The Lord Reresby’s future. I want to give something back and make the pub into a great local and a community hub that everyone can enjoy.”

Outside work will include cladding and renovating the 1970’s pub and putting up new lighting and signage to make The Lord Reresby an attractive feature of Thrybergh. The garden will be landscaped and heating and lighting added for year-round use. A £12,000 children’s play area will also be installed as well as new patios and furniture for outdoor eating and drinking.

The inside of the pub will be opened up and made more comfortable and welcoming with two open fires and a contemporary design. The pub will feature a games area – complete with pool and darts – as well as Sky and BT Sports and new screens. A kitchen refit and the creation of a dining area will enable Tom to introduce all-day food with the menu focusing on traditional pub favourites ranging from pies and sausages and mash to steaks, burger and curries. A barista quality coffee machine will be put in and coffee served all day. Excellent drinks will be a priority too and the project will upgrade the cellar with the latest technology to ensure consistently good beer and cider.

Tom has plans for a myriad of activities to help restore The Lord Reresby as a centre of village life including karaoke, live music and quiz nights, bingo, fundraisers for local charities and fun days and events.

Adds Tom: “With family and friends living in the village, there’s a lot of pressure to get it right but the designs are fantastic so I’m hoping they’ll be happy with their new look pub. It will be unrecognisable - everything is being redone from top to bottom.”

Says Star Pubs & Bars regional operations director Grant Morgan-Tolworthy: “We’re delighted that Tom is The Lord Reresby’s new landlord - he knows and cares about the village and the pub and is a highly experienced licensee. We’re committed to investing in community locals to ensure they continue to thrive and we’ll be working flat out to get The Lord Reresby’s doors open once again.”