Photos // Re-Opening This Friday The New Penny Bank

The Penny Bank located at 160 High Street in Scunthorpe closed in lockdown back in March 2020 and the owners made the decision to remain closed until further notice and refurbish the whole venue. It took a little longer than expected and with lockdown uncertainty it remained closed.

But on Friday 10th December The Penny Bank will once again open it’s doors from 5pm.

It’s got more seating than ever before, it’s brighter, lighter and the carpet has been replaced with a nice hard wood floor for those dancing feet.

The Penny Bank has grown in popularity over the past few years since current owners Portcullis Co. took over. I won’t lie, when I was younger it wasn’t a place I’d have probably ventured into or really even knew existed. But it’s really turned around and now it’s even better with it’s fresh new look.

The Penny Bank is a friendly and welcoming place. There is a good mix of ages and people.

We asked the main man and Bar Manager Shaun Smith if he was looking forward to re-opening:

“I am really looking forward to getting stuck into work again. It’s been a strange 21 months and I have been dying to get back.

I can’t wait to see everybody again, customers new and old! I hope everyone is as excited as I am.

It’s not the same Penny Bank it was before, it’s new and improved and I’m just so excited for everyone to see it!”

Penny Bank Bar Manager- Shaun Smith

Before lockdown the venue was well known for Sunday Live music and DJ nights at a weekend, things might be a little different now with the venue going for a more “chill and socialize vibe” introducing the DJ later on weekends but we will keep you posted.

No live bands have been rebooked as of yet but there has been a rescheduled date for the Almost Sold Out “Almost Pink” Sunday Tribute show.

The venue will be introducing food and menu in the new year. Lunchtime openings will be confined to Friday and Saturday from Noon onwards until further notice but the good news is the late license has been extended!

Will you be popping in the check it out?



Sneak peek snippets from earlier in the refurb last year



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Penny Bank Reopens


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