The Duke of York pub in Lichfield set to reopen

The Duke of York pub

The Duke of York pub

The future of a Lichfield pub has been secured after being sold to Joule’s Brewery.

The company has purchased The Duke of York pub from owners Punch Taverns.

A Joule’s Brewery spokesperson told the Morning Advertiser they were delighted to have purchased the empty pub:

“We are thrilled to have got the keys to the Duke of York, it is an ancient inn and wonderfully preserved as a real classic. We plan to polish it up as our Lichfield brewery house where it will fly the flag for us. Lichfield is on the edge of our core area but still within the hour and Joule’s used to have a presence in the town so we hope it will be warmly received.”

The company is currently in the process of building a new brewery at Market Drayton and plans to reintroduce their own beer after a 30 year absence.

The Duke of York is likely to reopen before the end of the year.

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1 Comment

  1. Ian Farkas

    22nd November, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    As a local resident it is at last very plesant to see the old character building Duke Of York Lichfield being saved and re-used as a pub and brewery.
    Having visited the Joules brewery (Cock Inn) in Leek town earlier in the year after its refit , tasting the fine ales to offer, the wonderfull attmosphere, this old re established company will be welcome for the cathedral city. We hope The Duke of York will be refurbished with the same quality and empathy shown to the cock inn and warm fire sides for the winter months then I feel a loyal customer base aimed at a particular target market will soon arrive. . we look forward to December and opening week and hope the ladlords and customer will be sympathetic to us neighbours living in the close vicinity with regards to closing time noise !. . .