Local MP, Emma Hardy, took time out to visit the 18th century Marquis of Granby pub in Hessle on Friday (23rd March) to see behind the scenes of the £150,000 investment, a week after it reopened.


The rejuvenated look that keeps local people at its heart, offers an extended range of local beers, platters of honest pub food and great friendly service. Its community events and entertainment, hosting of the West Hull Armed forces and Veterans Breakfast club, live sports and local bands makes it a real hub of Hessle.


The local MP was introduced to the front and back of house team, showing an understanding of the important role pubs and bars play in the community and the contribution made to the local economy.


Ms Hardy commented: “Being from the local area I know the Marquis of Granby well and think I it looks absolutely fantastic. It has a great feeling about it, the type of inn that I love taking my family to. Investments like the Marquis of Granby provide local employment, careers and an invaluable amenity for the community.” Indeed Ms Hardy did return to the pub to scoop the Sunday night music quiz title!


“We were delighted that Emma came to meet the team and see the renovation – and to return showing us her great music knowledge! We’ve worked really hard to pay homage to the heritage of Yorkshire pubs and it’s great to get our local MP’s support,” said manager Beth Louise.


Area manager Matt Picker was on hand to give Ms Hardy a guided tour. He said: “We appreciate Emma visiting the Marquis of Granby to see the transformation and to meet the local team.  This investment forms part of our annual £50 million spend on developing our pubs across the country, providing enhanced community facilities and creating jobs and careers for people of all ages. Hospitality is an important business sector generating significant income for government and we are pleased that our local MP recognises the importance of British pubs and bars.”




26th March 2018


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