A new pub is set to open in Bromley this week, creating four additional new jobs in the town. Hop and Rye on London Road, named after the historic main route from London to Kent’s lush hop fields will open on Thursday 27th June. The pub, formerly the Beech Tree, is owned and operated by national pub operator Stonegate Pub Company and is currently closed for a full redecoration and refurbishment.

The pub’s general manager Sue Quinn has pledged four new jobs at the pub in addition to retaining existing staff members. She and her team have been busy planning a prosecco and canapé reception to celebrate the pub’s re-launch, this Thursday 27th June. Local businesses, residents and regular customers have been invited to join them for a VIP reception from 6pm to take a first peek at the new pub. The doors will then officially open from 7.00pm and be followed by entertainment in the form of a Frank Sinatra tribute act from 7.30pm.

Commenting on the refurbishment and re-naming, Sue Quinn said, “It seems fitting to choose the name Hop and Rye because the pub is on the very road that the beer made from the hops of Kent would have been carried along up to London.

“Perhaps the biggest change will be the extension to opening hours to allow us to serve breakfast daily from 8am and continuing through until 9pm offering evening meals and light snacks”, she added. “It will mean customers who walk past the pub on the way to work can stop for breakfast or to pick up a coffee at better value for money than even in the coffee shops. We are also particularly delighted to be doubling the number of handpull pumps at the bar so that we can offer a greater selection of award-winning national and locally brewed cask ales. Both breakfast diners and cask ale enthusiasts can benefit from the introduction of a new breakfast loyalty card scheme as well as a real ale collectors card”.

The pub will have a dedicated children’s area within its dining area with junior tables and chairs as well as books and toys for families who dine at the pub.

Several regular entertainment evenings are planned including a Sunday quiz and rock’n’roll bingo evening starting from the beginning of July and a regular DJ-led party night every Friday. Whilst every Monday will be a celebration of real ale, with all pints available for £1.99 all day.

Anyone wishing to secure an invite to the pub’s VIP launch should email Sue Quinn at hopandrye.bromley@stonegatepubs.com