one of Huddersfield’s oldest pubs, The Old Hatte, is set to close tomorrow, (March 29) for a £100,000 refurbishment.
It is the latest in a series of pubs in the area to get a fresh new look.
The Trinity Street pub dates back to 1900 and was part of the group owned by the former Huddersfield brewery Bentley and Shaw.
It has been part of Enterprise Inns and regional manager Jay Weir is delighted with the news.
He said: “First of all, the Olde Hatte is about to become our first managed pub in the Huddersfield area, which will sit under our Craft Union model.”
“These aim to be the pub of choice for locals to meet up and watch their favourite sports and following the refurbishment there will be no shortage of TV screens.
“Sky Sports and BT Sports will be screened throughout the pub.”
Jay added: “Barmaid Lavinia Caton, who is known as Vinny and has been there several years, won’t have too much to do with the day-to-day running of the pub, but we’re pleased her partner Paul Wimpennny has agreed to stay as manager.
“Craft Union is still in its infancy but the extensive schemes I’ve seen at the ones we’ve done so far are impressive.
“It will no longer sit with me, since I don’t look after any of the managed pubs, but I’m sure it will do very well.”
Paul, who has been at the pub for three-and-a-half years, said: “There are going to be some structural changes.
“The wall from the pool room to the bar area is going to get opened up and the back room is going to become the pool room.
“The idea is ‘cheap beer and lots of sports’.
“So there will be lots of TVs, possibly an outside one and the full Sky Sports, BT Sports and racing channels packages.”
The pub is due to reopen on April 12.