A pub at the heart of the Bromley Cross community is set to reopen its doors as a well-known landlord has taken over.

It comes after the previous owner of The Railway Mike Hales made the difficult decision to close the business after four years following the rising energy costs and a 'major fire'.

New landlord Gino Marone told The Bolton News that it is “very exciting” that the pub will be reopening and has plans to make some changes to the menu, with the food being offered at “affordable” prices.

He said: “I am very excited to reopen the much-loved Railway Pub after many people in and around the community were very sad upon its sudden closure.

“We’re looking to introduce a different style of menu compared to last time, which will be very affordable to all to come and dine with us.

The Bolton News:

“We’re also introducing Sky Sports an BT, offering the chance to see all the calendar sporting events.”

The pub is set to reopen during the first week of August.

Gino also became the landlord of The Market Tavern, in Horwich, a few months ago after successfully running The Pineapple Pub in Astley Bridge.

Now he is hiring for a number of roles including waitress/waiter, cook/chef full-time, part-time bar staff, and kitchen porter staff during the day and evening times.

The Railway Pub closed on December 30 following a fire involving a tumble drier, before temporarily opening the bar for drinks.

At the time of the fire there were around eight members of staff on duty, with 40-50 customers inside.

No-one was hurt following the incident.

The fire caused electrical damage and around £6-7k worth of food was lost due to the preparation and storage areas being extensively damage.

For a time the pub had been a derelict building and has undergone a huge transformation.

Joe’s coffee – which was on the grounds of the pub – also chose to close their doors following the closure of the pub, not making it viable anymore, as well as their licence coming to an end.

However, at the time he said the journey was not over and owner Joe said he had plans to operate from a new location.

For more information on the roles available email Gino at gino15@me.com.

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