The Coach and Horses pub on Warwick Street, Daventry is to open its doors once more under new management – and a new name.
The former coaching house, soon to be renamed The Stables, closed last year. Now, following its acquisition by Punch Taverns, a new set of landlords aim to turn the business around. Dan Filippi is a mixologist and general manager at Kingfisher, a family-own company that attempted to revive Long Buckby’s Old Kings Head in 2013.
He said that The Stables, which is being completely refurbished, will aim to provide a New York themed alternative to Daventry’s sports bars and pubs, with real ale, gastro-pub style food and a full complement of inventive cocktails.
“We want to be a bit different,” Mr Filippi said. “I think there is room for a gastro-pub with a bit of class.”
“A lot of people go out of Daventry as far as Ashby St Ledgers to go to a nice pub.
“We want to change that. We aim to re-educate Daventry and get this town drinking great cocktails once again. We aim to offer impeccable service standards and attentiveness from a team who love what they do. Our team are family and career driven as opposed to staff trying to hold a job!”
The new landlord repeatedly stressed that while he would be trying to take the Coach and Horses in a new direction, he aimed to preserve everything that made the pub a past favourite among locals.
The main dining area will sit around 30 people, with a large courtyard and beer garden, as well as a shabby-chic style function hall for weddings and other special occasions.
The opening will also see the creation of eight jobs, including a full-time chef.
A spokesman for Punch Taverns, said: “The pub is due to re-open on October 24 and we are sure that customers will be impressed by what the pub will have to offer.”