Harpenden’s Silver Cup returns to traditional food
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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.”
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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.”