10 new jobs as first time landlords prepare to re-open Sheffield pub following £500k revamp

Two Sheffield pals who met while working in pubs are set to become first time landlords after a £500,000 revamp at a Sheffield boozer.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:59 pm

Michelle Spencer and Joanne Platts will take on The Beagle on Knutton Crescent, Parson Cross creating 10 jobs.

Michelle - who has lived in Wincobank for 30 years - and Chapeltown born-and-bred Joanne, met while working in pubs in Sheffield and decided they would like to have one of their own.

“The plans are really exciting. The Beagle will be unrecognisable when the builders have finished.

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The Beagle after the revamp.

“We’ve both got family and friends in Parson Cross, they’re desperate to see The Beagle given a makeover so that they’ve got somewhere nice to go locally. We hope to appeal to the whole community and provide for all occasions – whether it’s morning coffee, a family lunch or a brilliant night out.

We both love meeting people and we can’t wait to welcome Parson Cross back to The Beagle,” said Michelle.

The venue, which has been closed for 10 months, will have an extension to house the kitchen and a makeover replacing fixtures, furniture and toilets. A patio will be created in the pub’s large garden.

The revamp is by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars.

New publicans at The Beagle in Parson Cross, Sheffield, Joanne Platts, left, and Michelle Spencer.

Operations director for South Yorkshire, Grant Morgan-Tolworthy, said: “Michelle and Joanne are great personalities with extensive experience of working in Sheffield pubs.

“We’re delighted to be joining forces with them to bring The Beagle back to life and give it a new direction. We’re refurbishing everything, and no part of the pub will remain untouched.”