The Trader, on Whitecross Street in London, will close its doors for the last time on Saturday 20th October, before it reopens a few weeks later as The Whitecross Tap. The pub will benefit from a huge £250,000 investment during its closure.
The Whitecross Tap is set to open on Thursday 15th November boasting a completely different look, with upcycled décor and some quirky panelling adding to the fresh new vibe. The bar will see the addition of eight new taps that will secure the pub’s reputation as the place to enjoy craft beers, as well as an extended hand-mixed cocktail menu. From Camden Town Brewery’s finest, to Ting Wrays and Espresso Martinis, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.
The interior of the Whitecross Tap is not the only benefactor of the refurbishment; the pub’s beer garden will also receive an upgrade, with a new layout and new tables maximising the precious outdoor space, ready for next summer’s hopeful heatwave.
General Manager, James King, and his team will be celebrating the new name and new look on Wednesday 21st November, welcoming customers with a complimentary glass of fizz and canapés to showcase the pubs range of fresh, hand-stretched, stone baked pizzas, as they become Stonegate’s first pizza-only pub.
“I don’t want to give too much away,” said James, “but it’s a big change that’s going really make us a destination venue! The refurb is going to catapult us into becoming the kind of pub the team and I have always aspired to be. I’m pretty chuffed to be the first Stonegate venue to have an all pizza menu too – but then our pizza really is delicious, so it’s not that surprising!”