Harpenden’s Silver Cup returns to traditional food

Tony (middle) and the team at the pub's St George's Day relaunch

Tony (middle) and the team at the pub's St George's Day relaunch - Credit: Archant

PUB grub enthusiasts will be pleased to hear a long-standing business has returned to traditional food after being taken over by an experienced hospitality expert.

The Silver Cup just off Harpenden Common has been given a completely new menu of freshly-cooked and traditional pub food by new manager Tony Reeder.

The recent opening night (pictured) saw almost a hundred people flock to the old 18th-Century coaching inn, in St Albans Road, to get a taste of its new offerings.

He said: “The event was fantastic. People haven’t stopped talking about it and saying how good the food was.

“The atmosphere, the whole event, as the saying goes, was bang on.”

Tony has been a local resident for more than 20 years and has received great support from the community since he took over the Silver Cup at the beginning of February.

The father-of-four was brought up in a pub so feels more than comfortable running his own establishment: “I am at home. This feels comfortable now. It’s a long-term project for me and I want to turn it into the best business in Harpenden. That’s my goal.”

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He is quick to explain why people should come to the Charles Wells pub if have they not yet experienced it: “We give a friendly welcome and there isn’t anything that we would say no to. I just think we’re bringing it back to what an old fashioned local pub should be.”