The Corn Exchange pub in Hull's Old Town reopens after major refurbishment
REOPENED: Manager Darron McCarthy is bringing twenty years of pub experience to the reopened Corn Exchange in Old Town.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 20 Apr 2017
Ye Olde Corn Exchange in Hull's Old Town has been reopened and refurbished after being shut for more than a year.
The historic pub has been spruced up inside and out and its new owners hope to restore the pub to its former glories.
The pub, on North Church Side near Holy Trinity Church was taken over by Bermondsey Pub Company in February and reopened two weeks ago after a six week refurbishment project.
Manager Darron McCarthy, who is originally from Hull, says he hopes the pub will excite people again after years of changing ownership.
"It's all about getting people here again to see what it's like," he said. "It's been well received so far. We had a launch night for businesses and everyone was talking really positively about it.
"The pub has opened and closed, but a key thing for us is that because we have a management company behind it we won't be closing again anytime soon.
"Growing up in Hull, this is the area you go for a drink. We want to stand out, but also want to part of the pub trail around here and be part of the community of pubs."
The pub, based in a building dating back to 1423, also offers a new and extensive list of gins.
The manager was brought up in Hull but moved away to run pubs and now has over twenty years of experience.
"I've been running pubs for about twenty years," he said. "I'm from Hull but moved away to run pubs, and have run them everywhere from Leeds to Stirling, but also places like the Sandpiper at Melton.
"It's a place with history behind it, so it is important people see what it's like now and we hope they'll be impressed and keep coming back."
The pub is hoping to impress customers with its pie-oriented menu, and array of cask ales and cocktails.
Malcom MacPhee, regional manager, says he hopes the pub "becomes famous" in Hull for its Pie Minister pies on offer.
He said: "The pub's been here for years, but Bermonsey Pub Company have taken it on and have done a bit of refurbishment on it.
"We have introduced a pie minister menu, and we are hoping to be famous for our pies here. The response has been fantastic thus far."
The pub has also unveiled a range of exciting offers, including Prosecco Heaven at Seven, when punters can get a bottle for £12.95 between 4pm and 7pm every night.
The pub are also introducing 'Mothership' Mondays where a pie with all the trimmings is 25 percent off on a Monday.
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