And just like that… The Wishful Thinker is open. Situated in the countryside of Lenham, The Wishful Thinker is our biggest pub and project to date. Opening this pub in the 20th year of business has made this opening extra special.
The Wishful Thinker is our 12th pub and 14th venue to open and what a spectacle our opening party was. The sun was shining and it was the perfect day!
We were over the moon at the turn out of our Grand Opening Party held on Sunday 4th June. We welcomed over 3,500 of you, people of all ages and furry friends too! In total we served over 1,400 pint of draught beer, 168 gins, 140 white wines and 69 glasses of pimms. Along with our delicious drinks we served finger food all day which consisted of mini burgers, lamb koftas, our delicious signature pizzas and more!
Customers were able to enjoy the day in our bar area, our large dining room, terrace area as well as the garden complete with children’s play area.
Entertainment for the day was provided by Lewis Ross, Robyn Taylor and The Real Deal Band on our brand new stage. Our amazing face-painter, Cosmic Clare was painting a plethora of designs on the kid’s faces throughout the day while our office teams performed show rounds of all aspects of the pub!
The Wishful Thinker was declared officially open by Lenham’s very own town crier at 3pm, although we had some trouble cutting the ribbon we got there in the end with 3 cheers for The Thinker!
Our official photographer, Josh from Feed Me Content, was on hand throughout the day to capture the opening so that we can remember it forever!
Lastly, we wanted to say the biggest thank you to every tradesman, construction worker, builder, carpenter, plumber, electrician, glazier, roofer, painter, artist, flooring installer, tiler, designer, supplier, seamstress, photographer and Elite staff member who made this project and opening possible – we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.
What’s next for Elite you ask? Keep your eyes peeled for announcements coming soon!
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