New £4million pub set to open in September
Hall & Woodhouse has confirmed that its new Beggarwood pub, The Holly Blue, will open to guests this September.
The leading independent regional brewer acquired the site last year and has invested more than £4million to create a landmark building in a fabulous setting, overlooking parkland.
Construction work on the site was temporarily paused during the UK lockdown, leading to a delay in the original opening schedule, and the pub is now due to open its doors in September. Mark James, Property Director at Hall & Woodhouse, commented: “Although we were aiming to welcome guests to The Holly Blue a little earlier, we are confident that the new pub will be well worth the wait. As a business, we are dedicated to bringing a beautiful pub to Beggarwood and provide guests with a hospitable and a quality experience for the whole community to enjoy safely.”
The Holly Blue’s name and design is centred around local heritage with a focus on Beggarwood Park’s butterfly ecology and biodiversity programme.
The Holly Blue features four key areas for guests to enjoy, including a relaxed ‘Badger’s Den’ complete with cosy nooks and crannies as well as a raised log burner where visitors can enjoy a cup of Colourful Coffee in the warmth.
The pantry is an informal space for drinking or casual dining which showcases hard-wearing and timeless limestone floors, as well as reclaimed timber features.
More formal dining takes place in a barn-style area, with high ceilings and impressive reclaimed brickwork. A large fireplace and chimney lined with old riding saddles belonging to current company steward, Mark Woodhouse, takes centre stage in the space.
In warmer months, guests will be able to enjoy a refreshing pint of Badger Beer in the pub’s sizeable veranda and garden.
Hall & Woodhouse is an independent Dorset family company that brews award-winning Badger Ales and runs an estate of high-quality pubs in the south of England.
Please visit www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk for more information.