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The Gamull pub officially re-opens after major refurb

Posted on - 3rd June, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Preston News, Pubs, Ribbleton
The Gammul has had a lick of paint

A Ribbleton pub has started welcoming punters back to the bar after a major refurbishment.

The Gamull in Longridge Road, Ribbleton, had £300,000 spent on doing up the pub.

Mayor of Preston councillor Yakub Patel paid a visit on Friday 26 May to officially reopen the pub.

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David Evans, who has taken on the Gammull, said: “Opening night was fantastic, it was amazing to see all our customers, old and new, coming to see what the pub has to offer.

“The feedback we received from our community was amazing, and we can’t wait to see them again soon.”

Mr Evans is aiming to run a series of fundraising events in the coming months to raise money for a defibrillator to be installed at the pub.

David Evans with Mayor Patel at the pub’s reopening

Mayor of Preston councillor Patel said: “I am pleased to support the refurbishment of The Gamull, securing its future as a family-friendly establishment with plenty of initiatives for the community to get involved with.

“Pubs are a key source of unity within the community, not just a place to drink, but a safe place for people to visit and feel part of the neighbourhood.

“Being a Muslim I don’t drink alcohol, but I used to visit many great pubs in our proud city of Preston during early 80s and late 90s, when we use to play pool tournament and league matches, whilst I was working for Preston Bus Corporation.

“I made a lot of friends during this time and many of them, I am still in contact with. I wish David and his team all the best for the future.”

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Operations director for Proper Pubs, Matthew Gurney, who run the Gamull, said: “The refurbishment at the Gamull looks fantastic – the team have worked really hard to ensure it is a success for the local community.

“On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish our community hero, David, every success for the future in making the Gamull a fantastic hub of the community.”

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