The Greyhound, Tong: Grade II-listed Yorkshire village pub to re-open after sudden closure and departure of last landlord
The Greyhound in Tong shut earlier this autumn after the last landlord departed, leaving the former estate village without a pub as the other local hostelry, The Six Acres, is temporarily closed for refurbishment.
Built in the early 1800s, The Greyhound was once part of the Tempest family of Tong Hall’s estate. Their holdings were sold off in the 1940s. It is famously associated with the village cricket club, who play on one of Yorkshire’s oldest grounds.
The pub was in well-regarded family ownership from 2008 until it was offered for sale in 2020, but in recent years customers have complained that it has ‘gone downhill’ due to regular changes of licensee.
Greene King advertised The Greyhound for let from early November and it has now been confirmed that the new leaseholders, Danny Fenton and Gaz McKay, will be re-opening the pub from mid-December.