Wellington Pizza Pub in Humber Street is closing for 'exciting' new restaurant

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 14 May 2019

A pizza restaurant in Hull’s Fruit Market is shutting on Monday with a new venture set to replace it in the near future.

The owners of Wellington Pizza Pub in Humber Street have decided to shut their unit in the Fruit Market as part of a business decision to refocus its operation on West Yorkshire, which is where the company is based.

A poster in the restaurant's window says: "The Wellington Pizza Pub will be closing today to make way for an exciting new restaurant.

"We apologise for the inconvenience, thank you for your support and hope to see you in Beverley or Leeds!"

The Wellington Pizza Company Ltd started out in Leeds and has restaurants in Hull and Beverley. Despite the closure of the Hull branch, it is understood the Flemingate restaurant will remain open.

A notice in the window of the Humber Street pub (Image: Pete Harbour)

The venue was initially known as Buca Di Pizza but changed its name to The Wellington Pizza Pub in order to avoid an unaffordable legal battle with a rival company.

Although the restaurant is set to close, it is not all bad news as Wykeland Beal, the company at the heart of the Fruit Market’s regeneration, confirmed a new restaurant and bar will open in the premises where Wellington Pizza Pub was.

A spokesman said: “The owners of Wellington Pizza Pub have decided to close their unit in the Fruit Market as part of a refocusing of the business on West Yorkshire, where the company is based.

“Wellington Pizza Pub is re-assigning its lease to a locally-based operator, which will re-open the building soon. Details of the new restaurant and bar will be revealed shortly.

“We understand the new owner intends to interview Wellington Pizza Pub staff for jobs with the new venture.”

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