Cheers to my £100k revival plan for pub

Essex County Standard: Cheers to my £100k revival plan for pub Cheers to my £100k revival plan for pub

A PUB is set to get a £100,000 revamp by its new owner.

Jason Latchford took over the Goat and Boot, in East Hill, late last year.

He is planning to turn it into a real ale pub and hopes to attract traditional regulars back to the well-known venue.

Mr Latchford, 45, said: “There was a lot of work to be done when we took it over.

“We didn’t have wine when we moved in, so people who drink wine didn’t come.

“We’ve changed that and I’m also hoping to serve real ale as well.”

“We’re planning a bigger refurbishment in the future, which will probably cost £90,000 or £100,000. I want to make the Goat and Boot somewhere people want to come to.”

Mr Latchford also runs the Norfolk pub, in North Station Road, Colchester, which he took over the in 2007.

Talking about his latest venture he said several real ale taps would be added.

He said: “There will be a few and we will try to change them quite often to make sure there’s a good selection for people. Real ale is quite important nowadays, a lot of people like to have those options.”

A food menu will also be offered in the next fewweeks.

Mr Latchford said: “People will definitely notice a difference.

“There has been a lot of hard work gone in already since we took it over and there’s definitely some more to come.”

Mr Latchford took over the pub on November 12. It was closed briefly while initial work was carried out and was open again before the new year.

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9:42am Mon 13 Jan 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Good luck to him.....will be able to go in there and get real ale and a pie. That's if any pies are left!
Good luck to him.....will be able to go in there and get real ale and a pie. That's if any pies are left! Say It As It Is OK?

11:41am Mon 13 Jan 14

PaulWagland says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Good luck to him.....will be able to go in there and get real ale and a pie. That's if any pies are left!
Ha! Never trust a thin cook ;)
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Good luck to him.....will be able to go in there and get real ale and a pie. That's if any pies are left![/p][/quote]Ha! Never trust a thin cook ;) PaulWagland

12:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

romantic says...

Goat and Boot used to be an excellent pub, but has gone seriously downhill the last couple of years. Would be nice to see it back to being somewhere you feel welcomed. If they are doing food, they need to steer clear of going the "gastro-pub" route. Stick to pub basic dishes, and do them well - but don't push food so much that the regular drinkers get shoved aside. Let's hope they succeed and bring this pub back to being a good place.
Goat and Boot used to be an excellent pub, but has gone seriously downhill the last couple of years. Would be nice to see it back to being somewhere you feel welcomed. If they are doing food, they need to steer clear of going the "gastro-pub" route. Stick to pub basic dishes, and do them well - but don't push food so much that the regular drinkers get shoved aside. Let's hope they succeed and bring this pub back to being a good place. romantic

5:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

I'll give it a go.
I'll give it a go. stevedawson

1:08pm Tue 14 Jan 14

HARRY438 says...

I have to confess that I have only been in 3 pubs in the last 3 years since my heart attacks.Intoducing wine is a killer idea.Just pop into Tescos for a box of red & hey-presto he's got the wine job nailed. Wish the landlord all the best with the new venture.
I have to confess that I have only been in 3 pubs in the last 3 years since my heart attacks.Intoducing wine is a killer idea.Just pop into Tescos for a box of red & hey-presto he's got the wine job nailed. Wish the landlord all the best with the new venture. HARRY438

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