The Three Crutches, Higham has reopened following a £400k investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co, with Management Partner Robert Bracken taking the helm.
Situated on the outskirts of Rochester, this historic Grade II listed pub has stood in the village since the 15th century. It is named after a local legend connecting the pub to a memorial for 13th century Templar Knight, Sir Braybrooke, known as the ‘Three Crosses’. Legend says where Sir Braybrooke’s body was said to have been found was “where three roads crossed”.
During its six-week renovation, the Three Crutches underwent works to maximise the trading potential of the large bar and dining spaces by adding improved seating and secluded snug areas. The interior of this beautiful pub has been styled to enhance all the pub’s natural charms and traditional features.
The pub’s beer garden has been transformed to create an idyllic, beautifully green area for guests to relax, take in the scenic countryside and sample some of the sumptuous new food and drinks offered on the pub’s menu.
Experienced Management Partner Robert is keen to deliver the community and guests a ‘proper’ countryside pub perfect for all occasions. Robert said, “This pub is such an iconic site in the village, my team and I cannot wait to welcome everyone back through the doors to enjoy their new-look pub. We have a stunning new menu, full of delicious new dishes and drinks. It’s everything the community and guests have been waiting for. Aside from the great food and drinks, we’re particularly proud of the garden – with the rest of the summer ahead, there is no better time to reopen!”
Punch Operations Manager, Nick Bone, says, “We’re so pleased and proud to reopen the new-look Three Crutches. It’s such a stunning pub that is much-loved within the community. The investment has given it a new lease of life, and our new Management Partner, Robert’s passion for the pub and the local community, makes him the perfect person to ensure its future success.”