A Penwortham pub has closed for a major refurbishment including restoring its fires, a new dining area and refitting the kitchen.Advertisement
The Pear Tree in Leyland Road is to be closed for a month while the work takes place.
Work includes renovating the outside of the pub to ‘make it an attractive feature of the village’.
Star Pubs & Bars has recruited an award-winning brewer in Tim Hughes to run the pub.
Mr Hughes, who holds the Guiness Book of Records for running the world’s smallest commercial brewery, is recruiting five people to join his team.
He said: “I spent months looking for the perfect pub and the Pear Tree stood out. It’s got loads of potential; all it needs is some serious TLC and investment. I’ve had a fantastic welcome from the community and now I just want to repay them by giving them back a really great pub.
“I’ve taken a lot of their ideas on board so I hope they’re pleased with the results – if the plans are anything to go by, the Pear Tree will look spectacular.”
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More than £200,000 is being spent on the refurb and the pub company behind it says they are confident Mr Hughes and his assistrant manager Sarah Moy can ‘revive its fortunes’.
Star Pubs and Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens said: “We feel fortunate that such a dynamic and experienced operator as Tim is taking on the Pear Tree as his own and is working with us to revive its fortunes. Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub and is investing in pubs like the Pear Tree to help them deliver excellent quality, attract customers and thrive at the heart of their communities for years to come.”
The Pear Tree is due to reopen on Friday 10 June.
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