Brennans public house on Kidsgrove Bank is to re-open as a pub again after many Kidsgrove residents had suspected that it had served its last pint. Brennans which was once known as the Crown and Thistle shut some years ago and was sold to a property development company. The proposals at the time were to see the Kidsgrove pub become 3 houses, however following this company entering administration the Kidsgrove pub has been bought by a local pub chain who intend on opening Brennans once again.
Calmore Taverns purchased Brennans for around £87,000 and is spending about £150,000 on the refurbishment, with the aim of opening the Kidsgrove venue in November. It appears that becoming a community pub is the focus of the new owners and they will not be serving food at this current point in time.
It appears to be good news that Brennans will be reopening in Kidsgrove, as had been reported online in our Forum many months ago. Clearly the news of the pub re-opening will not please everyone, as some local residents were still under the impression that the building would be turned into houses. Some councillors could have some difficult decisions on which side of the fence to sit on, given some past comments on the future use of the venue.