Longbridge developers St Modwen have announced that a new pub will open this summer on the Longbridge town centre site.

Suffolk based Greene King brewery will be opening a Hungry Horse branded family pub on the site, creating at least 40 jobs. The pub will boast outdoor seating and a mezzanine floor providing spectacular views of the £2 million, tree-lined Austin Park.

Hungry Horse is joining a line-up of other household names at the town centre including Sainsbury’s, Premier Inn and Beefeater, with more retailers to be revealed shortly. In total there will be 24 shops and restaurants, two new office buildings called Park Point and Seven House, together with extensive parking.

Ken Millbanks, group property director at Greene King, said: “We have chosen Longbridge as it provides us with an excellent location in a new residential, leisure and business community near to a number of other busy retail outlets. We look forward to contributing to the success of Longbridge and are pleased to be supporting the local economy by creating new jobs.”

St. Modwen senior development surveyor Mark Watkins said: “Greene King’s commitment to Longbridge town centre demonstrates its strength as a retail destination. It will offer an enviable mix of high street shops and independent retailers, and we will reveal the identity of the other national and local retailers in the coming weeks.”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Mmmm. Well, here are my immediate thoughts. ‘Hungry Horse’. Well that is proving true for many people being vilified by this excuse for a govt right now. So certainly the name will resonate.
    Also, ‘spectacular view’? In Longbridge? Really? Austin Park – ok, maybe. I don’t really know that bit– I must have a look.
    Thirdly, I hope this development really does add ‘value’ to the area. Just keep the too many FATCAT Tories out and I must just visit it.

  2. I’m happy with the Hungry Horse pub, it’s just the Sainsbury’s I’m not happy with we needed an Asda as there are already too many Sainsbury’s in the area.

  3. i have had contact with the hungry horse chain i was dissapionted that it will be called ‘THE HUNGRY HORSE AT LONGBRIDGE’ ,it should of had a name with a local link i.e ”THE AUSTIN TAVERN” or even better get the local schools to have a naming competition hope the beefeater as better ideas in naming there pub on the site

  4. Why build a fantastic new town centre and then fill it with the same generic rubbish you find in any other town?

    Why the need for another naff food pub when there’s already a Beefeater next door? Longbridge is crying out for a decent drinking establishment, not pub grub.

    If you use your imagination and make Longbridge original it wont be just the locals who will flock to it. I fear another wasted opportunity beckons.

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