Two Lady Bay residents, Samantha Humphreys and Maureen Mitchell have done the honours and opened the Poppy and Pint, Castle Rock Brewery’s new pub in Lady Bay, Nottingham. The pair were among hundreds of local residents and Nottingham Post readers who rose to the challenge of giving the pub an appropriate, memorable and unique name. Both came up with Poppy and Pint.
Castle Rock chairman, Chris Holmes says their choice admirably sums up the pub’s long established association with the Royal British Legion and the ale that is at its heart.
The premises, on the two-acre site of the former Rutland Sports and Social Club, have undergone a £600,000 makeover. This saw the complete refurbishment of the existing building and the addition of a new family-friendly dining and licensed coffee bar area. The interior is predominantly open plan with a bar, dining room, and the adults-only lounge. The upstairs function suite is much improved with new toilets, stage and service bar. Views of the existing bowling green and tennis courts have been enhanced with the upgraded outdoor terraces being fully incorporated into the scheme.
Chris Holmes says: “We’re delighted that the former Rutland Club members and those in the existing sports clubs, which will continue to operate and flourish, are behind us.”
The Poppy and Pint opened at 3pm on Sunday 15 May 2011. It is open Mon – Sat 9.30am – 11.30pm and 10am –11.3pm Sunday.