Ei supports licensees in £380k pub refurb

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Former glory: publicans Mark and Clare Oglesby have teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to renovate the Bay Horse Inn
Former glory: publicans Mark and Clare Oglesby have teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to renovate the Bay Horse Inn

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The Bay Horse Inn pub has been restored to its former glory after licensees Mark and Clare Oglesby and Ei Publican Partnerships pumped £380,000 into its refurbishment.

Dating back to the 16th century, the revitalised site in Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, has undergone major interior and exterior renovations, including a new handmade bar, new kitchens, upgraded furniture, a cosy snug with original stone floors, and a wood-burning stove.

All of the new features have been made to ensure they are sympathetic to its heritage and retains the pub’s quintessentially British character.

Ei Publican Partnerships ploughed £180,000 into the project, which forms part of its capital investment programme of about £80m per year.

Licensee Mark Oglesby said: “It’s been such an exciting time for us to be part of the huge transformation of this historical site.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to invest in the village and reinstate this much-loved pub as the beating heart of the community once again.”

Looking to the future

He continued: “Ei Publican Partnerships has been extremely supportive throughout this process and I am looking forward to seeing what the future brings.”

As part of the refurbishment, five en-suite bedrooms have also been refitted with a range of sleeping options from a family room with 5ft king, 6ft super kings and twin-bedded rooms, as well as sofa beds.

Each room has wirelessly controlled power showers, 50-inch 4k Ultra HD TVs, induction phone chargers, excellent Wi-Fi and climate-controlled air-conditioning as standard. 

The food and drink menus have also been revamped, now offering a range of premium and locally crafted beers, including Rooster’s, Black Sheep and Theakston.

Passion shines through

Dishes on the menu are all handmade, using locally sourced ingredients, and offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner options comprising traditional British pub classics with a modern twist.

Ei Publican Partnerships regional manager Phil Preston said: “Mark and his family will be a great asset to the pub and I am very happy to celebrate the reopening with them.

“Their passion for the village of Goldsborough and the Bay Horse shines through and I wish them the best of luck as they take this pub from strength to strength.

“Ei Publican Partnerships is passionate about running pubs that are more than just a place to eat and drink but serve as a venue for communities to come together and enjoy fantastic experiences.

“The Bay Horse is a shining example of this.”

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