Plans for Crown & Anchor to reopen nearly a year after it suddenly closed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Feb 2019

A popular riverside bar and restaurant looks set to reopen almost a year after it unexpectedly shut.

The Crown & Anchor at Tickton suddenly closed last March, leaving regulars shocked and disappointed.

The venue, which shut after the previous licensee took on Beverley pub the Rose & Crown, now looks set to reopen later this month.

A spokesman for the Crown & Anchor’s owner confirmed someone has taken on a long lease for the pub, which will reopen.  He said: “We are happy to announce it will be reopening.

“I am sure people would be happy to know that’s moving ahead.

“At this side of Beverley there’s not a lot of places easily accessible for eating and drinking.”

It is understood the person who has taken on the lease has 30 years’ experience managing hotels and restaurants.

The Crown & Anchor is a local landmark

The new leaseholder said he is not ready to release full details yet but a “soft opening” with drinks is planned before the end of February, with the venue expected to fully open in March.  He said: "The Crown & Anchor was previously a fine dining outlet.

“I understand the trade and when you are fine dining you have to be a destination place.

“The new menu will be good home-cooked pub grub, nothing flash but nice and cheap with a good selection of cask ales.

"It has got a huge beer garden, it has got potential for festivals and events.

“We want to have a soft opening with drinks before the end of the month, with a full opening in March.

“I have family in the trade, it will be a family business.”

Tickton was left with no pubs when the New Inn also shut last year, just weeks after the Crown & Anchor closed.

The Micro Pig Bar opened in part of the former New Inn last October but people in the village have welcomed the prospect of "a proper pub" opening its doors again.

Tickton postmaster John Greenwood said: "I'm delighted that the village is going to have a proper pub again, it badly needs it.

"I just hope the residents will support it and make it a success."

The Crown & Anchor's riverside setting, with boats moored alongside, was a popular venue with locals and visitors.

It dates back to 1823 and is local landmark, visible from the busy A1035 which passes the village.

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