Hanover Tap takes shape
The Jekyll & Hyde Pub on Edinburgh’s Hanover Street is under going a refurbishment and is due to open as The Hanover Tap at the end of July.
The gothic-styled pub, which was bought by the Stonegate pub company in October, will be completely stripped back and repositioned as a more modern, friendly welcoming pub, according to its general manager Danny Roe.
He told Dram, “Our refurbishment will be in the same design of Stonegate’s Town Pub and Kitchen style.” He continues, “Despite the rumours that we are becoming ‘another craft beer pub’, we will actually be serving a broad range of drinks, of which craft beers will be some, but we will definitely be a normal pub.”
The Hanover Tap will have quality pub food, and will also carry Sky & BT Sports. Its design will be contemporary, using distressed wood and soft furnishings to make it more appealing to women. It is also improving its cocktail offering and offering smoothies and coffee, although its opening times will only change by an hour, opening at 11am.
The pub’s function room, which has 6 beer taps, will be refurbished and used as a general customer area, and it will be available for hire. The Hanover Tap will continue to run as a Free Festival venue throughout August, but in September it will revert to Stonegate’s Rhythm of the Week template, where it will run an initiative every day of the week to attract trade.