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12th April 2022

Local Boroughbridge pub gets makeover

The Anchor at Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire

The Anchor in Boroughbridge ran by local lady, Lesley Jackson has undergone a major makeover inside and out from pub owners Red Oak Taverns.

The community pub which sits on the edge of the market town near the river has a large garden and car park. The refurbishment includes new exterior signage, fully revamped toilets, complete redecoration throughout, new furniture and fixtures and fittings.  Artwork displayed in the pub now celebrates the history and bygone days of the market town.

Speaking about the new look pub, business development manager for pub owners, Red Oak Taverns, Spencer Worsey said, “Lesley is a brilliant publican who has worked tirelessly in creating a fantastic community pub both before and after the investment.  With the pub now being transformed, more of the community will get to enjoy her wonderful hospitality”.

Landlord Lesley Jackson added, “The Anchor is a proper community pub and I’m delighted with the renovation from Red Oak Taverns.  Working with Red Oak Tavern has been easy.  They have been very supportive throughout the investment and took on my ideas and opinions for the pub. 

“We will be introducing bar food alongside all our regular activities and events which include pool, darts, music and entertainment”.

Red Oak Taverns owns over 200 pubs across England. It has completed a number of pub refurbishments in the last year and plans to invest in more throughout 2022.


Background Red Oak Taverns

Founded in 2011 by Aaron Brown and Mark Grunnell, Red Oak Taverns is an entrepreneurial national pub company which comprises 206 mainly leased and tenanted pubs.  The Company is privately-owned by its co-founders and a small number of like-minded individual investors.   The pub estate is mainly concentrated in the South, South West, North West and the Midlands.  Red Oak Taverns prides itself on its flexible partnerships with its Tenant Partners with the aim of developing long-lasting relationships.

Further details can be found on the Company’s website:

Press release from Red Oak Taverns

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