Modern refurb for carvery pub

Toby Carvery, Edenthorpe, has undergone a �200,000 revamp. Pictured l-r Heather Haigh, Demi Ward, Tracey Hardy, all waitresses and Sonny Mallinson, manager. Picture: Marie Caley D4252MC
Toby Carvery, Edenthorpe, has undergone a �200,000 revamp. Pictured l-r Heather Haigh, Demi Ward, Tracey Hardy, all waitresses and Sonny Mallinson, manager. Picture: Marie Caley D4252MC

CUSTOMERS visiting one of Doncaster’s most popular carveries will no doubt notice the pub’s modern new look.

For the Toby Carvery in Edenthorpe has undergone a £200,000 refurbishment to update it but at the same time keep its traditional features.

Improvements include opening the restaurant out for extra seating and making sure its crowd-pleasing carvery table can be seen from all sections of the pub.

Manager Sonny Mallinson is delighted with the new look and has enjoyed the positive feedback from customers.

The 27-year-old who has run the pub just shy of four months, said: “We’re really happy with how the remodelling has gone.

“Obviously our main pull is the carvery and restaurant so we wanted to focus on opening that out but make sure it still kept its traditional feel at the same time as being modernised.

“Everybody seems to really like the remodelling, its more open planned and now as soon as you walk into the bar, you can see the restaurant because we’ve taken out walls. There’s more of a pub feel to it now.”

The centrepiece is of course the family-sized feast of freshly cooked carved joints, eight lots of vegetables and accompaniments - with around 800 dishes served up on their busiest Sundays.

And along with a large range of draught and bottled alcohol as well as an array of quench-thirsting soft drinks in the family-friend pub restaurant, Mr Mallinson has seen a surge in customer numbers particularly on Fridays and Saturdays and expects those numbers to continue in the run-up to Christmas.

The Lyndale Avenue site also caters for those not in the mood for a carvery with tasty specials and cooked breakfasts.

Fridays may also see the return of the pub quiz. For more on the pub, visit www.tobycarvery.co.uk/edenthorpedoncaster/