Robinsons Brewery has reopened The Mulberry pub on Conwy Marina following an extensive refurbishment as part of the brewery’s ongoing commitment to invest profits back into their 300 strong pub estate.
Closed for five months, Robinsons have transformed the pub into a family-friendly destination. The pub will employ 60 staff with the investment creating 36 new full and part time positions.
Simon Taylor, Retail Operations Manager for Robinsons Brewery said: “The Mulberry has been one of our most ambitious projects to date. The pub is a prime destination - especially during summer months – so we wanted to create a relaxed venue that is perfect for the entire family whether dining or just popping in for a pint with friends.”
The pub’s new layout has not only increased dining and drinking areas but has opened up stunning views across the Conwy Marina basin towards the Great Orme. The design has allowed The Mulberry to introduce a new first floor meeting and function room with a private bar and galleried seating area.
Michelle Mellor-Edwards, General Manager of The Mulberry, said: “People will see a real difference. We hope our new meeting and function facilities will attract a broad range of new business; allowing us to host weddings, meetings and celebrations.”
Outside there is a new barbecue area and a great children’s play area featuring a pirate ship which will definitely be popular during summer.
The Mulberry’s new menu combines pub classics with colonial influences. Moroccan lamb cutlets, tapas and fresh mussels sit proudly alongside favourites such as freshly baked pies, burgers, pizza planks and a range of Welsh steaks – all presented with theatre and flair. The pub will also be serving a delicious breakfast menu each morning.
The investment has not just resulted in a new look for The Mulberry, it has also facilitated the creation of new jobs. 45 staff members have already been employed (24 more than prior to the closure) and this workforce is expected to rise to almost 60 by the summer.
Simon continued: “We have invested heavily in training and we have a very strong team here, I am very proud of them all. The pub looks stunning and the attention to detail really shines through in the design. We want to thank residents of the area for their patience during the closure. We hope that everyone in Conwy and beyond enjoys this next era for this much loved family pub.”
William Robinson, Managing Director for Robinsons Brewery (Pub Division), said: “The Mulberry, along with the recently refurbished Royal Ship Hotel in Dolgellau, are examples of our continued commitment to our pubs in Wales. We are extremely proud of what our team have accomplished in just five months and we are confident that the new Mulberry pub will continue to thrive for many years to come.”
The Mulberry Pub is located on Conwy Marina, Ellis Way, Conwy LL32 8GU and opened on Monday 18th April. To keep up-to-date with the pub, including forthcoming events and live acts, visit www.mulberryconwy.pub, like Facebook: www.facebook.com/mulberryconwy and follow Twitter: www.twitter.com/themulberrypub (@themulberrypub)