Hydes opens £3.6m premium dining pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Hydes opens dining pub the Harry Beswick Wirral, Merseyside

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North west brewery and pub retailer Hydes has launched its first new establishment in five years, following the opening of its latest premium pub dining venue on the Wirral, Merseyside.

The Salford-based operator acquired the landmark building on Telegraph Road in 2022 for £1.3m

The acquisition of the pub, now named the Harry Beswick, was Hydes’ first property acquisition since 2018.

Unused for over a decade, Hydes spent six months rolling out a refurbishment of more than £24m into transforming the town’s former police station into a pub dining venue.

The brewer has named the pub the Harry Beswick as a nod to the original architect of the building.

Hydes Brewery managing director Adam Mayers said: “The building and restoration is simply stunning and we’ve created a destination venue in keeping with the area.

“We have worked tirelessly to ensure The Harry Beswick delivers a memorable experience for customers with a quality, contemporary new design scheme and feel, combined with a premium dining and drinking offering and Hydes’ standards of customer service.  

“Acquiring the building was a long time in the making and our first for five years. The pandemic put a hold on acquisitions and we focused on our existing pub estate.

“With the opening of the Harry Beswick, we feel the wait has most definitely been worth it.”

The building, originally built in 1911, underwent an extensive renovation, retaining many of the building’s original features, with design enhancements and touches reflecting the station’s police force history.

The renovation included an extension of dining spaces, such as a spacious outside dining area with a terrace and a car park.

The pub offers a menu of classic and contemporary food dishes with traditional roast dinners on Sundays, plus Hydes’ comprehensive range of cask and keg beers as well as a wines and spirits director.

With almost a decade of experience with Hydes at some of its most successful premium dining pubs, Roy Wilson has been appointed as general manager.

Wilson successfully managed the Hornsmill in Helsby, near Chester, since 2018. Prior to this, he was at The Jolly Thresher in Lymm.

Hydes operates nearly 50 pubs ranging from Lancaster in the North to Stoke-on Trent in the Midlands and across to North Wales including a wide selection of premium dining destination outlets and traditional community pubs.

Hydes currently operates one other establishment on the Wirral, the Boathouse in Parkgate, Neston.

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