Team effort hopes to improve pub

AN award-winning Bakewell brewery has announced a new edition to its growing pub estate.

Thornbridge brewery will be joining forces with Punch Taverns to take out a partnership lease on the Cross Scythes, Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield.

Their lease – which is the first with Punch Taverns – is based on a ten year, free of tie arrangement.

Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “The deal was completed in a very positive way with both sides keen to make the best of a site that has under performed for some years.”

Punch Taverns will be investing £200k in the refurbishment which is designed make the 1930s pub a destination pub for the local community.