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Craft Union Pub Company announces 300th opening

The Craft Union Pub Company has announced the opening of its 300th pub – The Tivoli Tavern in Grimsby.

The Tivoli Tavern reopened its doors last Friday (12 April) following a substantial £130,000 refurbishment project. The pub is now being operated by long-term staff member, Marie Moran, who has worked behind the bar for more than 20 years.

Under Moran’s stewardship the pub has seen a complete internal and external refurbishment along with a new beer offering which aims to attract new customers.

Moran said: “When I first met with the company I was so happy to hear they were genuinely planning to maintain the pub’s community feel which all our customers love. The opportunity to become operator came out of the blue. I’ve only ever worked behind the bar but I know this pub inside out and the support I’ve had from Craft Union is incredible. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Frazer Grimbleby, operations director, Craft Union Pub Company, added: “We are very excited to have opened our 300th refurbished pub which marks a significant milestone in our exciting growth journey.

“Every decision we make, we do so with the community and our operators at the forefront of our minds, and that’s why Craft Union is such a success story. We are so passionate about running pubs that cater for the whole community and we work hard to truly understand what each community needs. We recognise the fundamental role our operators play in achieving that, so we’re delighted to have Marie at the helm of The Tivoli Tavern – her appointment epitomises that commitment and the love for her local.

“The Craft Union offering is a winning formula; we have a portfolio of well-invested pubs, an affordable drinks range and a comprehensive sports offer, although whenever possible we zone our pubs to provide separate areas for those customers not looking to watch sport – so we can provide something for everyone.”

Craft Union opened its first pub in May 2015 in the north of England, and it has now opened pubs nationwide in locations such as Devon, Cornwall, East Anglia, Kent, the Isle of Wight and London.

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