Punch reopens south London site after £220k revamp

By Gary Lloyd

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Punch venue: the Robin Hood has a new menu
Punch venue: the Robin Hood has a new menu

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Pub operator Punch Pubs & Co has reopened the Robin Hood following a £220,000 investment.

The Sutton site in south London has undergone a complete internal and external refresh to enhance the pub’s traditional charm and features, which is located on West Street.

Punch said the pub’s atmosphere has been boosted by an “impressive, revamped menu”, prepared by the pub's new and highly experienced chef Phil Lowenski. The menu features dishes including slow-cooked lamb Wellington, hand-made steak & ale pie, and a Sunday roast.

Management partner Lowenski has experience in hospitality and Punch said he loves creating inclusive community venues that deliver excellent experience and value. Upcoming events planned to welcome guests include quizzes and karaoke in the newly refurbished function room along with community fundraisers in aid of local causes.

Exciting time

Speaking ahead of the Robin Hood’s relaunch, Lowenski said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the whole team. We’re looking forward to meeting all of our guests and cannot wait to get their feedback on our new menu. The community is long overdue a great ‘proper’ pub, and this is it.”

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Punch senior operations manager Graeme Endacott added: “We're incredibly proud to have been able to significantly invest in this pub. The pub looks fantastic and truly is a space for all to enjoy.

“I have no doubt that it will quickly become the hub of the community. Our new management partner Phil has extensive local knowledge and experience, and we look forward to working alongside him to ensure this great pub’s success for many years to come.”

£500k investment

Last month, Punch announced it had ploughed £500,000 into the renovation of the Black Lion Hotel​ in Richmond, south-west London.

New management partner and long-term stalwart Michaela Sheehan said at the time: “I’m thrilled to be managing the future of such a historic landmark of the town for the local community.

“This pub provides an important home-from-home for so many and a bolthole for those travelling from afar.

“Together with my amazing team, we’re excited to welcome all our guests to experience it – new and old.”

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