Grill house to open in Portsmouth

30 Battery 16 Regiment Royal Artillery lead the annual St Georges Day parade through Emsworth town centre. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180463-23)

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THE Coach and Horses in Hilsea is getting a £340,000 makeover and rebranding.

The London Road pub closed on June 27 and will reopen on Monday as a Flaming Grill.

Flaming Grill is a new brand from owners the Punch Pub Company that features a chargrill at the heart of its kitchen – but they insist it will still also be a local pub.

And general manager Eileen is looking for eight new full-time and part-time team players who will join the bar, restaurant and kitchen.

Eileen said: We are so excited to be the first Flaming Grill in Portsmouth and are determined to bring to our guests, both old and new, a sense of theatre on a plate.

‘We will still be a community local but with the added bonus of serving flaming good food.

‘We are ready for a change and the new menu will be fantastic.’

The Coach and Horses is now gearing itself up for its grand launch weekend celebrations on Saturday, July 23 from noon for a Wild West-themed day of great saloon-style activity.

Eileen added: ‘It’s going to be a wild and fun day of activity where everyone can get involved and let their hair down.

‘We are looking for a “sheriff” to officially open the pub who will be someone within the community who does a great amount of good work but doesn’t get the deserved recognition.

‘They and their “deputies” will be treated to a free meal on us and true VIP treatment.’

To nominate a sheriff and their deputies – it could be an individual volunteer or a charity group – who you think deserve a flaming treat contact Eileen on (023) 9266 0533.