The Steam Wagon pub in Shrewsbury has relaunched following our transformational, £465,000 investment, alongside new Publican Victoria Martin.
The pub now celebrates its name with its very own steam engine above the external pub signage which steams and whistles welcoming customers as they approach. It has also undergone a major renovation to create a more open plan, family-friendly pub. Changes have included a full internal refurbishment creating a contemporary look with a new layout for the bar and lounge areas. The outside space has also improved with the original decked area being fully lit with festoon lighting and new furniture and a further garden created at the front of the pub with more seating.
The Steam Wagon is landlady, Victoria’s first pub with Punch and the investment has created 18 new jobs. She has a wealth of experience in hospitality and is passionate about creating a pub which is welcoming to all. Speaking about the investment Victoria said “I’m really excited to be here at The Steam Wagon, the pub looks fantastic and I can’t wait to welcome customers, old and new through the doors. I have some big plans to ensure the Steam Wagon becomes the hub of the community.”
The pub launches with a brand-new menu which includes sharing platters and flatbreads alongside all the pub favourites. With Sky and BT sports available, all key sporting events will be shown, and Victoria and the team are looking forward to hosting community events, raffles and family fun days alongside regular live entertainment.
Punch’s Regional Operations Director, Tony Pilley said, “This is a substantial investment by Punch in a well-established community pub, and we are really pleased with the new look created. Victoria has lots of plans for the pub and we are looking forward to working together to ensure The Steam Wagon continues to go from strength to strength’’
Punch owns and operates 1300 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales and is investing £32 million in its pub estate in the next year with the right Publicans running their pubs.
Photos: Punch Development Manager, Dolores and Publican Victoria outside the Steam Wagon
Photos: Customers enjoying the sunshine on the day the pub reopened
Photos: New Signage
Address: The Steam Wagon, Mount Pleasant Road, Shrewsbury SY1 3EP