Pub resumes trading after month-long closure

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Feb 2018

A North Lincolnshire pub has resumed trading after a month-long closure.

The relaunch of the Dog and Rat in Broughton comes after the Dutch-owned Heineken brewery took over 1,900 pubs from Punch Taverns as part of a £400m deal.

A sign has now been displayed outside the pub, saying it is under new management and giving the new opening times.

But Heineken, which is now the third biggest pub operator in North Lincolnshire, will not take operational control of the Dog and Rat until March 5.

The Dog and Rat closed on Sunday, January 7, with a loss of trade being given as the reason.

At the time, an announcement was posted on the High Street pub's Facebook page which said: "It is with much regret but I must inform you that the Dog and Rat will be closing it's doors at 10pm on Sunday evening.

A sign displaying the new opening times at The Dog and Rat, in Broughton

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"It has been a pleasure meeting you all but the pub can no longer trade at a loss. I and my staff have tried everything we can think of.

"The brewery, Punch Taverns, has been unable to find anyone to take over from us so it must close."

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