Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Community local sets the Richmond Pub scene alight following a transformational refurbishment

Following a sparkling new refurbishment, the Bishop Blaize is set to reopen next week on Tuesday 26th February in the popular Yorkshire town of Richmond.

The pub, which is owned by community pub company Admiral Taverns, has undergone a £150,000 transformational refurbishment which has turned the local into the hottest new venue in town. Set in the busy market square, the pub now boasts a smart exterior, with a new bar, trendy interior décor, tasty new food menu, a function room and a newly refurbished games room.

Licensees Tracey and Mark Hook are taking on their first long term lease with Admiral. Having managed pubs in the local area for the past 15 years the pair are now taking over the reins at the Bishop Blaize.  They’re bringing their extensive experience to the Bishop to transform this community local.

In addition to the refurbishment, the pub is also launching a brand-new food menu, complete with tasty burgers, pub classics, sharing platters, a Sunday carvery, an OAPs menu and a special children’s menu as well.

The launch night will offer locals the chance to taste test the new food, and the team are hoping to put on some dazzling entertainment to help the evening go with a bang.

This will pave the way for their stellar programme of entertainment they are launching at the Bishop Blaize. The new games room will feature pool tables and darts boards and the pub is hoping to start a local team for both. There will also be live sports matches shown, fortnightly quiz nights, rock and roll bingo, karaoke and weekly yoga which will take place in the function room.

Commenting on the launch night and her new venture at the Bishop Blaize, licensee Tracey Hook said:

We’re delighted to have taken on the Bishop Blaize which looks fantastic following the refurbishment. Having lived locally I’ve always thought the pub has huge potential and we really want to make it the place to go in Richmond, whatever your occasion. With our new food menu, drinks offer and sizzling entertainment plan we have something for everyone and are really looking forward to seeing the locals come down to our launch evening.

Commenting on the pub, Admiral Taverns’ Business Manager Gary Stafford said:

“The Bishop Blaize looks fantastic following the refurbishment and I’d like to congratulate Tracey, Mark and the team on all their hard work. They both have so much passion for the pub and we’re delighted they have taken on a long-term tenancy. They have a very strong vision for the Bishop Blaize, which has seen it turned back into a great asset for the community. I’d thoroughly recommend a visit!”