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Over £500,000 investment to give Three Oaks in Robinswood, Gloucester

27 February 2020

The festive season may be well and truly over but for residents of Robinswood in Gloucester, there is still reason to celebrate.  Building work has started on a major £500,000 plus refurbishment of The Three Oaks pub on Baneberry Road by Heineken owned Star Pubs & Bars1 and new licensees, Emma and Phillip Flynn with the intention of creating the best family friendly local community pub in the area.

Residents will now have the quality and facilities on their doorstep that previously they had to drive to find.

The Three Oaks will reopen at the end of March in time for Easter.  11 new jobs are being created on the back of the changes. 

Once open, food and fresh barista style coffee will be available every day.

The funds are being spent on a complete overhaul of the interior and exterior, bringing the estate pub up to date.

Outside, The Three Oaks is being given a top-to-toe facelift, with pale grey render and a new timber frame entrance and covered terrace area creating a softer more rustic look. New lighting, signage and planters will further enhance the exterior.  And at the side of the pub, the look will be improved by a new decked area with timber frame covered pergola with festoon lighting and patio heaters.   The beer garden will have fixed cushion covered seating framed by planters and a firepit.  And for children, there will be play equipment to keep them entertained.

The inside is being completely reconfigured to improve the flow within the building and create more space. The Bar, kitchen and toilets are all being relocated, and a large bar lounge area created with access to the garden. Seating capacity will almost double from 70 to 136 with a mix of seating styles, from fixed seating in bay windows and booth style seating to low and medium height chairs and high bar stools. A new sports / locals bar is being created and an accessible toilet added.

The kitchen is also being modernised to enable the pub to cater for the increased number of covers and an open servery created to enable diners to see their food being prepared.

The décor is being upgraded throughout with new flooring, furniture, curtains and lighting and a combination of exposed brick and feature wallpaper.  The toilets will have smart feature trough vanity units, new decoration and lighting.

Food will be served every day of the week and include pub classics like fish and chips, pies and curries, a children’s menu and a great Sunday roast.

Drinks wise, there will be something for everyone.  From traditional cask ale to premium draught and bottle beers as well as a great range of spirits, wines and soft drinks.

Emma and Phillip’s plans for The Three Oaks are to include a weekly pub quiz, karaoke, bingo and live music, kids entertainment and a pool team. There will also be at least six screens showing live sports.

Emma said:  “We have lots of family and friends in Gloucester so know the area well.  When we heard that Star Pubs & Bars was investing in upgrading the pub, and that food would become a major feature, it was an opportunity not to be missed.  We and our children are looking forward to becoming part of the community and creating a family friendly pub the area can be proud of.  It’s an exciting new chapter for us all.”

Star Pubs & Bars Regional Operations Director Caren Geering said:  “Pubs like The Three Oaks need ongoing investment to ensure they stay relevant to the communities they serve.  With 5000 adults living within half a mile of the pub and nothing of this calibre nearby, there is a real need for a great pub for residents to meet and socialise with their neighbours, whether it is for a coffee, a drink or a meal.    We wish Emma and Flynn every success with The Three Oaks.”