Wokingham pub The Rose Inn confirms reopening date
A famous Grade II listed pub dating from the 19th century is set to reopen in Wokingham this month.
The Rose Inn, Wokingham, will open on Monday, October 18, creating 30 new jobs.
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£ 2.1million has been invested in the town center building to transform the pub into a welcoming and stylish pub, bar and restaurant in the town center.
Up to 185 guests can meet in a variety of settings on the Rose Inn’s newly designed two floors for food and drink throughout the day.
In addition to the horse-drawn carriages, The Rose also hosted Barack Obama, who came to Wokingham for his half-sister’s wedding in 1996.
The ground floor seats up to 120 people, while upstairs is the recently restored ‘Oakroom’ – named to unite The Oakman Group with the old town name, Oakingham.
With its large picture window overlooking the Market Square, this first floor lounge will no doubt become a favorite for watching the world of Wokingham go by over a morning coffee. It will also be available to host private events.
The Rose Inn will open with a Mediterranean-inspired fall / winter menu featuring daily specials all made with fresh, sustainable ingredients.
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The team, led by Managing Director Will Upton, includes many locals who will be encouraged to develop their skills as part of the group’s award-winning training program which in 2020 earned them a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award for the second time. .
“We are very proud of The Rose Inn and want to be at the heart of the Wokingham community,” said Dermot King, CEO of The Oakman Group. “It’s a beautiful building, and we want to compliment such a wonderful place with the highest standards of service and products. The team can’t wait to open up and welcome guests to eat, drink and have a wonderful time with us.