Stockport Pub to have a new Look and New Name

Stockport pub the Bulls Head is undergoing a refurbishment that will see it not only introduce a new brand but also a new name, creating several new jobs in the process.

The pub on London Road in Hazel Grove, which launches on Tuesday 25th February, will be part of the award-winning Flaming Grill brand from Spirit Pub Company. Following the refurbishment, which will be completed while the pub is open, the pub will offer an exciting new menu, where dishes are cooked on a chargrill and served on hot sizzling skillets, to add a touch of theatre.

As well as a new look and a new menu, the pub will also be given a new name – Bullock Smithy, which is a nod to the suburbs former name before changing in 1836 to Hazel Grove.

General Manager Martin Booth took the decision to rename the pub very seriously and consulted heavily with the local community and local historical society before a decision was made, he said: “We decided that with the refurbishment and the introduction of the fantastic Flaming Grill brand we needed to give the pub a fresh new start, and agreed to change the name.

“The pub is at the heat of the local community and so it was essential they were part of the process in deciding the new name. After a productive brainstorm with some key members of the community, we all agreed a nod to the town’s past would be most appropriate for the pub.”

Martin is now looking forward to launching the pub with a new flame-grilled menu that will feature steaks and grills alongside Flaming Grill’s infamous flaming challenges; 32oz Steak Challenge and 1kg Flaming Challenge Burger.

Martin continued: “I am so excited to be introducing the Flaming Grill brand to the people of Hazel Gove; the menu has some truly fantastic dishes that are innovative and exciting, and sit alongside our traditional pub classics to ensure there is something for everyone.

“The investment will refresh the look and offer but at the heart of the pub it will remain a local; still showing sports and with a dedicated bar area for those that just want to relax with a drink or two.”

The pub is still looking for new recruits to join the team; anyone who’s interested in a position at the Bullock Smithy should contact the pub on 0161 483 1357.

Flaming Grill is part of Spirit Pub Company which owns and operates 800 managed pubs across the UK. Other brands in its portfolio include Chef & Brewer, Fayre & Square and Taylor Walker.

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