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Pub's £350,000 refurb hopes to bring new life into village
10:30am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A FECKENHAM pub has re-opened with a new name following a £350,000 refurbishment.
The team behind the Forest at Feckenham, formerly The Lygon Arms, is now hoping to bring new life into the village, as well as creating 30 new jobs.
The pub, on the main Droitwich Road, has undergone major internal and external building works and now boasts a wood burning stove and interior as well as exterior fireplaces.
Charles Harris, award winning restaurateur and protégé of Raymond Blanc, behind the development, said: “Since acquiring the pub we have literally had to gut the building, as it had just been left to deteriorate over the last 20 years.
“We’ve changed the entrance, knocked down walls, lowered ceilings, built and equipped a new kitchen, and created a real sense of walk-through space, using a wide range of natural woods to give it a Forestry feel.”
Following 10 hard weeks of building the pub is now open for business and heading the new team alongside Mr Harris is Lucas Wright as general manager and Tom Robinson as head chef.
Mr Harris added: “We just hope our customers are as excited about Feckenham’s new food and drink oasis as we are, and we look forward to welcoming everyone through our doors.”
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