Pub serves up more jobs as it reopens after revamp

The Merry Go Round pub, Hartlepool. Photograph: Stuart Boulton
The Merry Go Round pub, Hartlepool. Photograph: Stuart Boulton

New jobs have been created with more on the way after a pub chain revamped one of its venues.

The Merry Go Round in Holdforth Road has reopened after a six-figure refit by its owner Greene King.

We look forward to welcoming loyal and new guests over the coming months.

Cheryl McKinley

The firm says four new positions as part of the refurbishment, with a recruitment drive under way to add to its team of bar and kitchen staff.

The company says customers will find a better choice of meals, including a carvery featuring three slow-cooked meats and eight seasonal vegetables.

The new carvery will be served fresh every day, and will feature a minimum of three meats that have been slow cooked for up to 14 hours, and eight seasonal vegetables.

A new menu has also been introduced, which is full of pub classics, such as hand-battered cod and chips, British beef and ale pie, and 28-day aged steaks served fresh from the grill.

Alongside the improved food offering, the Merry Go Round has also been revamped throughout.

The new-look pub, which also features a Wacky Warehouse, will maintain its traditional features and comfortable, homely atmosphere.

Cheryl McKinley, general manager at the pub, said: “The Merry Go Round has always been a popular destination for people in Hartlepool, so we’re pleased to be able to offer a new and improved food offering to our Hartlepool neighbours.

“The investment has been a real success, with great feedback on the new carvery, and pub menu and family-friendly pub atmosphere.

“We look forward to welcoming loyal and new guests over the coming months.”