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Welcome The Sir Henry Royce to the Craft Union Family!

We have another amazing Craft Union pub open and trading! The latest pub to join Craft Union is the Sir Henry Royce, located in the heart of Peterborough.

A Pub Steeped in History

The Sir Henry Royce takes its name from the legendary engineer and co-founder of Rolls-Royce, a true local hero. Peterborough itself boasts a rich history as a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, just 76 miles north of London. Nestled on the banks of the river Nene, which flows to the North Sea, Peterborough has seen its population boom to over 215,000 in 2021, thanks in part to the arrival of the railways and flourishing industries. History buffs will also be fascinated to learn that Peterborough Cathedral is the final resting place for not one, but two Queens – Katharine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots!


Introducing Dan

Get ready for a warm welcome when you visit the Sir Henry Royce, because Dan, our soon-to-be Operator, is a family man at heart and thrives in creating a welcoming community hub. With experience working for both large pub chains and smaller independent pubs, Dan was particularly drawn to Craft Union's family atmosphere. He's no stranger to the Craft Union family either, having previously worked alongside them at the Black Bull in Whittlesey.

Dan's brimming with enthusiasm and has some fantastic plans in the works for Sir Henry Royce, including DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays, hilarious Drag Artist performances on Tuesdays, and a whole lot more local events and activities. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this fabulous pub under Dan's leadership!


A transformed community hub.

We haven’t just taken over Sir Henry Royce, we’ve invested heavily in making it an even better place to be. Here’s a taste of what’s new:

  • Fresh, Inviting Appeal: Large windows now give potential customers a glimpse of the exciting atmosphere inside, enticing them to step through the door.

  • A Great Day and Night Pub: The pub's spacious, single-room layout makes it perfect for socializing throughout the day and night, offering a welcome change for the daytime crowd.

  • Enhanced Beer Selection: New draft systems have been installed, working alongside the existing beer tender, to provide an even wider selection of beers, from value brands to premium choices.

  • Tech Upgrade: The pub now boasts the Craft EPOS till system, ensuring a smooth and efficient customer experience.

  • Spruce Up for Comfort: The pub has undergone a minor refurbishment to create a comfortable and inviting space for all customers.

  • Game On! For those who enjoy a bit of friendly competition, the Sir Henry Royce features a dedicated darts area and two pool tables.

  • The Euros Await! Get ready to cheer on your team this summer – the pub is equipped with a full Sky/TNT system, making it the perfect place to catch all the action.

  • Let's Dance! Feeling the rhythm? The Sir Henry Royce boasts a spacious dance floor complete with a DJ booth, making it the go-to spot for a night out in Peterborough.

Could this be you?

The Sir Henry Royce is just one example of the success stories that can be achieved with Craft Union. Are you passionate about pubs and bringing people together? Do you dream of running your community hub? If so, then Craft could be the perfect opportunity for you! Reach out to us to find out more about running your own pub with Craft Union.