Date set for reopening of the Pied Piper pub in Scunthorpe
A date has been set for the reopening of the Pied Piper, on Willoughby Road in Scunthorpe (Image: David Haber)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 May 2018
A date has been set for the reopening of a Scunthorpe pub which has been closed for maintenance work.
The Pied Piper, on Willoughby Road, is due to reopen on May 23 under new management after the refurbishment.
John and Maureen McClure, the tenants at the nearby Beacon Hotel on Buringham Road, will take charge.
Maureen said: "We are in discussions with Ei Publican Partnerships, the owners, over a long-term tenancy agreement.
"We shall remain at the Beacon and appoint a manager in the next week or two for the Piper.
"We intend to get the Piper back at the heart of the community."
The Piper, built in 1962, was in fact taken over by the McClures in 2007, but they relinquished the tenancy in 2010.
Ei bosses had already moved to reassure the community that the pub would be reopening soon, with a new look and a new publican.
The owners also confirmed previous licensee Carla Juggins had quit after attempts to resolve "issues" had not been successful.
The pub was opened on August 30 1962 by the then mayor of Scunthorpe Councillor Ernie Austin.
The first landlord was Frank Pinder, who at one time sold Piper Extra Export.