Josie provides the glam as she opens Generous George pub

Published on: 28 Oct 2016

Josie Gibson

BRISTOL’s glamorous TV star Josie Gibson was the guest of honour as she officially opened a Downend pub following a rebrand.

The Big Brother celebrity visited The Huntsman in Westerleigh Road to officially relaunch it as a Generous George pub on October 24 following an extensive refurbishment.

The brand aims to be generous by name, generous by nature with the tag line ‘Feel Good Inside’ and manager Karl Bryant said he was over the moon with the reaction from his customers.

The new-look Huntsman combines a contemporary and friendly pub atmosphere, serving hand crafted ales, wine and cocktails, with a menu that includes burgers, bagels and pizza. 

Karl said: “We were really excited about re-launching as a Generous George pub, and we’ve got a lot to offer people. 

“We wanted to make a fuss about the launch and we were delighted when Josie agreed to join us to add some glitz and glamour to the proceedings.

“We were over the moon when she agreed to pull a pint and pose in our Generous George chair – a sure spot for a selfie if ever there was one!"

Josie launched the pub at 6.30pm, and chose three charities for the pub to support over the next 12 months.

Karl explained: “Throughout each of our launch events we will be raising money for three important charities; all of which have been chosen by Josie, and these will form The Huntsman Charity Chest, whereby one penny from every meal sold will be donated to one of the causes, with the customer choosing where their contribution goes.

“We’ll be supporting CLIC Sargent, which supports young people with cancer, Meningitis UK and Great Western Air Ambulance."

During the opening week the new-look pub had a bouncy castle, donkeys and face painting as well as a magician.

Karl added: “Every week we’ll be hosting a pub quiz – with free nachos for teams – and we’ll be offering live entertainment on a regular basis. 

“We also want people to tell us what they’d like their pub to be; whether they want it to host the local book club or a pool tournament, we want to help that happen.”

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