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The Great Harry in Woolwich to reopen

The Great Harry in Woolwich to reopen
Article date: 29 Jun 2012

Wetherspoon is to reopen its pub, The Great Harry in Woolwich, on Tuesday, July 10 – following a £1.3 million development project.

The pub, in Wellington Street, was destroyed by fire during the riots of August 2011.

The Great Harry, which originally opened in May, 2000, will be managed by new pub manager Arber Hasani.

A total of 60 jobs have been created, with 15 returning members of staff making up Arber’s team.

Manager Arber Hasani said: “Myself and my team are once again looking forward to welcoming customers back into the pub.

“The Great Harry plays an important role in the Woolwich community and I know that people are excited about the reopening of their pub.

“In the days following the disturbances, the hoardings around the burnt out pub became a ‘tribute wall’, for people to leave messages and comments of support, which showed the importance of the pub to them and the local community.”

Photos, local history and information boards relating to the history and characters of the area, will also be displayed in the pub.

New artwork will also be on show, as the original pieces were destroyed in the fire, including a commissioned piece by local artist Gary Drostle of ‘Woolwich Market’.

The Great Harry pub will be open from 7am until 12 midnight Sunday to Thursday and 7am until 1am Friday and Saturday.  Food will be served throughout the day, until 10pm every day.

The new pub will specialise in real ales, serving a wide range of beers, including those from local and regional brewers.

Children, accompanied by an adult, will be welcome in the pub until 9pm throughout the week.  As a condition on the licence, both the adult and child (babies and toddlers excepted) must order a meal, if the adult wishes to consume alcohol.

The pub will be wheelchair accessible and have a specially-adapted toilet for people with disabilities.

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