The Hadley Bowling Green Inn has been given a half million pound re-furbishment by Wadworth the brewers. Freshly decorated and sympathetically modernised, this famous Inn is now gleaming like a precious jewel hidden in the heart of rural Worcestershire.
The pub was recently acquired by the Wadworth team who were attracted by the potential for this lovely old coaching Inn with its unique historical sporting connections.
“I am so thrilled to be chosen to be the first Wadworth Landlord for this very special pub,” says Licensee Chris Masters. “It is in a beautiful setting surrounded by wonderful countryside and the renovation work has been sympathetically done to make the most of the pub’s character. It’s bowling history gives the pub a very individual character.”
Chris has the full support of his dedicated staff who are delighted to be involved in the re-launch of the pub. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and they have had an extremely positive reaction from their first visitors.
The Inn has nine stylish and comfortable en-suite rooms for people who wish to stay for a break. Visitors for the day can enjoy a pint of superbly cellared ale either outside in the extensive garden, or during cold months, in the cosy interior of the pub.
The food is proving a particular draw with Chef Rob Rollinson serving up great quality British pub food every day of the week. The delicious Sunday lunch with all the trimmings is already becoming a local legend! Rob comes to the Hadley Green from another very popular Wadworth pub, the Colesbourne Inn in Gloucestershire.
“We have so much to offer whether people are coming for a drink, for lunch or to stay the weekend,” says Chris. “We are planning to hold regular events, and the first of these is on 29th
August when Heartbreak Productions will be staging their production of Secret Lives on the bowling green. There is a real buzz about the place and we are excited to see how things develop over the next few months.”
The pub is 450 years old and for 400 years has been the home of the Hadley Green Bowling Club, an ancient institution of 24 members. The club members meet regularly to play bowls on the green and dine at the pub, and they maintain many historic customs.
Behind the pub is The Haldey Bowling Green Gun Club which meets on the second Sunday of each month to shoot clays. The Inn provides the gun club with the special atmosphere of a 16th century Coaching Inn. Staff produce pre-shoot morning beverages to set members up for the mornings sport, and licensed bar and meals for those wishing to partake in aprês-shooting banter.
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