You heard the rumours and now it’s official – Glynn Purnell is coming to Warwickshire – Henley-in-Arden to be precise.
The ‘Yummy Brummie’, who holds a Michelin star at Purnell’s in Birmingham and is a regular on our TV screens on Saturday Kitchen, is opening a pub in Henley next month.
The pub, which will be named The Mount Pub by Glynn Purnell, is the site of the former Butchers Social on Henley’s mile-long High Street and will be transformed to have around 60 covers inside and a similar number in the garden outside.
The Mount will serve informal modern British cuisine with influences from around the world and from the chef’s classical training, with bar snacks such as hand-made burgers and black pudding Scotch eggs.
Apparently Glynn has long had an ambition to expand his businesses outside Birmingham.
He said: “I am thrilled and proud to be part of what is unquestionably going to be an amazing venue. Bringing the Purnell’s brand to Henley-in-Arden, one of the prettiest towns in England, is very exciting.
“It is a massive opportunity to bring such a strong food brand into Warwickshire. My award-winning team and I will bring a stunning pub which will serve some amazing dishes. There will be some recognisable pub dishes on the menu – all with an added sprinkle of Purnell’s magic. The food will be tasty, hearty and will put a smile on people’s faces.
“Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an engagement, a graduation or just celebrating life itself, we look forward to welcoming you for delicious drinks and fantastic food in a place where you can have lots of fun and make lasting memories.”
At the helm of The Mount will be some familiar faces from the Purnell’s team, including Pete
Casson, former General Manager of Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar, who will oversee the pub as General Manager, and Phil Steggall, current Sous Chef at Purnell’s, who will head up the kitchen as Head Chef.
Bookings for The Mount Pub by Glynn Purnell open on its website from 10am on Tuesday 15 February. Reservations can then be made for dates from Wednesday 30 March. Reservations
can also be made by phone on 01564 792135.