The Purple Emperor on Momples Road in Harlow, reopened on Friday 26th May following a major investment of £213,000.
The pub is part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns and has undergone a significant transformation with refreshed flooring, a new back bar, and a complete redecoration of the function room to add a modern twist to this traditional pub. The outside features brand-new signage and lighting, creating an inviting entrance for the community.
For opening night, customers enjoyed an array of entertainment, including live music from local performer, the Highwayman, on Saturday, as well as Karaoke and live sports.
Operators of the Purple Emperor, Richard and Karen (Kaz) Holloway said: “Opening night was fantastic; it was amazing to see all our customers, old and new, coming to see what the pub has to offer!
“The feedback we received from our community was amazing, and we can’t wait to see them again soon!”
Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow who officially reopened the pub, commented: “It was a pleasure to meet Richard and Kaz and to see first-hand the great work they both do in order to ensure the Purple Emperor sits at the heart of Harlow, bringing the community together. I would encourage everyone to head down and enjoy a drink in this fantastic pub. The refurbishment looks great and I can’t wait to visit again in the near future.”
The Purple Emperor provides a wide range of drinks offers, including cocktails, wine, and fizz promotions. The pub also hosts an annual schedule of events with offers all year round for the local community to enjoy, as well as charity events. Operators, Richard and Kaz have already raised enough money to have a lifesaving defibrillator installed at the Purple Emperor through their amazing community engagement and fundraising events.
Matthew Gurney, Operations Director for Proper Pubs, said: “The refurbishment at the Purple Emperor looks fantastic – the team have worked really hard to ensure it is a success for the local community.
“On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish our community heroes, Richard and Kaz, every success for the future in making the Purple Emperor a fantastic hub of the community”.
Proper Pubs is always supporting its communities through an array of events and charity fundraising initiatives, from Christmas selection box collections to local foodbank donations. This Easter, Proper Pubs collected over 12,200 Easter Eggs for local charities and recently installed its 85th defibrillator across its estate.
The Purple Emperor is located on Momples Road, Burgoyne Hatch, Harlow, CM20 3EH
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