As a community pub, the challenge here was all about finding the person that would be embraced by the locals. Joe Hudson moved in just over a year ago and despite trading restrictions and various closures due to the pandemic it was clear he was exactly what the Kettlethorpe needed.
Red Oak Taverns worked closely with Joe to provide a refurbishment that retained everything the locals love about the pub whilst giving it a new lease of life. To add to the pubs transformation, Joe has introduced a weekend Bottomless Brunch with tapas and small plate menu and new events including quiz nights, karaoke and live Sky Sports.
“I took over the pub with Red Oak Taverns just over a year ago but then we had the Covid pandemic, so the investment was delayed slightly but now it looks fantastic. I want it to become a centre for the community. We have fenced the garden off which is surrounded by trees and installed play equipment so the pub is now also child and dog friendly. I’m looking forward to welcoming more people now we’ve re-opened”.