HAVEN ARMS TIMES, a glossy 6-page newsletter produced by the popular pub and restaurant on Hedon’s Havenside, was circulated recently with the current July Issue of the Holderness Heartbeat extolling the virtues of this “hidden gem” on our doorstep.
Whilst the Haven Arms advertises regularly in the local media, it was a nice touch to see the pub advertise itself directly to local residents.
The newsletter was full of interesting information about the Haven Arms, including the fact that the pub is actually owned by husband and wife team Mark Hawksworth and Alison Smyth which allows them to be more responsive to the needs of their customers – this is surely a plus in an industry that tends to be dominated by big brewers’ and business interests that ‘dictate’ mostly everything that a pub can or cannot do!
The Times tells us that the Haven Arms is the only pub in the area currently in the CAMRA GOOD BEER GUIDE 2010 – but as well as the regular ales on sale, the pub runs beer and cider festivals at Bank Holidays too.
However, the Hedon Blogger is particularly keen (following the now outdated ‘moan‘ last year) to see the pub using the internet to communicate with customers.
The pub has a Facebook Page (search for Ravin’ Haven). You can send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list and be kept informed of planned events. And the pub is also developing its website presence which hopefully will be up-and-running at www.havenarms.co.uk.
The Haven Arms in light of its proximity to the Haven – and the ambition to bring the water back there – is perfectly placed to develop even further as perhaps a ‘not-so-hidden’ gem on our doorstep.
Keep up the good work Mark, Alison and staff at the Haven!