Mike Gatting OBE opens the new look Pavilion End
The England cricket legend Mike Gatting OBE who famously captained and played for both Middlesex and England reopened the Central London pub The Pavilion End on 4 October 2018. The City-based sports pub has been extensively refurbished by London brewer and premium pub company Fuller’s.
Customers were given the opportunity to meet and greet the first-class former English cricket player throughout the evening. Furthermore, guests that arrived wearing a cricket top were given a free pint and those in full whites received a drink and a meal.
The new look Pavilion End has been completely updated and boasts a modernised trade area and bar, a covered, heated and secluded beer garden to the rear seating 40 customers and a private function room. The pub has maintained its loyalty to cricket, retaining its cricket memorabilia throughout. The new function room is available for hire including an excellent AV system, and contains the old boardroom table from the former Gales Brewery in Horndean.
A revamped kitchen has been installed making way for a more developed menu showcasing the fresh ingredients and mouth-watering dishes that Fuller’s Kitchens are famous for. These include mains like Fuller’s own Chalcroft Farm beef burger, steak and ale pie or a roasted half chicken. For those who wish to mix-and-match, sharing boards like a veggie meze board, 1kg of chicken wings and Owton’s sausage board are available alongside small plates like lamb kofta or spinach and cauliflower pakoras. Customers can enjoy a selection of five specials each day (such as seared tuna or pappardelle braised rabbit), paired with a range of quality Fuller’s beers.
General Manager Garth Warren said: “We are proud to be the City’s only cricket pub –many people are surprised to find us so far away from a cricket pitch. The Pavilion End is looking superb after its refurbishment and my team and I cannot wait to welcome in both old customers and new. I’m sure that everyone will enjoy having a drink and sampling the new menu as well as watching some sport in a fantastic atmosphere.”
Mike Gatting OBE said: “It’s great to see a pub celebrating cricket in this way. Cricket is such a social sport and The Pavilion End really embraces this – I know where I’ll be watching the next England Test Match if nobody gives me a ticket!”
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Notes to Editors:
Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 180 Tenanted pubs and 206 Managed Pubs and Hotels, with a focus on delicious fresh, home-cooked food, outstanding cask and craft ale, great wine and exceptional service. The Company also has 781 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate. The Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Bristol to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 173 locations within the M25. In June 2018 Fuller’s acquired Bel & The Dragon, comprising six stunning country inns (included in the pub numbers above), and the Company also owns The Stable, a craft cider and gourmet pizza restaurant business, which has 17 sites in England and Wales.
The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, Frontier Premium London Lager and a variety of cask and craft keg beers supported by a changing seasonal range. The Company owns Cornish Orchards – a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks – and Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business. In February 2018, Fuller’s also acquired Dark Star Brewing, a craft cask brewer based in Sussex.