Pub opened by Barking and Dagenham mayor on former Sanofi site

New pubThe Pipe Major, in Yew Tree Avenue, Dagenham, is celebrating its opening. with the Dagenham G

New pubThe Pipe Major, in Yew Tree Avenue, Dagenham, is celebrating its opening. with the Dagenham Girl Pipers. - Credit: Archant

A new pub and carvery officially opened on Dagenham’s former Sanofi site this morning – to the sound of bagpipes.

New pubThe Pipe Major, in Yew Tree Avenue, Dagenham, is celebrating its opening. with the Dagenham G

New pubThe Pipe Major, in Yew Tree Avenue, Dagenham, is celebrating its opening. with the Dagenham Girl Pipers. - Credit: Archant

The Pipe Major, in Rainham Road South, welcomed customers for the first time at a special ceremony serenaded by the Dagenham Girl Pipers.

Newly-appointed mayor Cllr Simon Bremner did the honours and cut the ribbon at the new tavern, which can cater for up to 180 diners.

Manager Joseph McDiarmid, 48, said: “It’s a whole new thing for Dagenham, to have a carvery, so it’s very exciting.

“Over the past few weeks people were pulling up in their droves to ask if we’re open so it’s nice to be able to welcome them in now.”


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Owned by Marston’s, the one-acre pub will offer a daily carvery and has created 45 jobs.

“The feedback we’ve had so far has been very positive,” added Mr McDiarmid. “Everyone has been really interested.

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“It’s exciting to be one of the first businesses up and running on the old Sanofi site.”

For more information, visit marstons.co.uk

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