Chorley pub to reopen after £300,000 makeover

A Chorley pub is set to reopen after a £300,000 refurbishment.

An artist's impression of The Malt Shovel's new look

An artist’s impression of The Malt Shovel’s new look

The Malt Shovel will welcome customers once again on September 9.

The refurbishment has taken four weeks to complete and has been welcomed by publican Jane Evans, who has been at the helm for more than 15 years and now runs the pub with husband Jon. She said: “The Malt Shovel is a thriving community local where everyone knows everyone.

“We are very proud to have retained the same team here for many years and we’re all really excited about the plans for the future.

“It is a very pretty pub in an idyllic village location. The refurbishment is all about enhancing what we already have by improving the facilities to create a premium pub with a strong British food offer together with a wide range of real ales, wines and spirits.”

The work has seen the creation a new back bar and r an upgrade of the kitchen. The outside space also has new seating, planters, fencing and lighting.

Jobie Holloway, area operations manager for pub chain Punch, said: “We would like to thank all of the pub’s loyal customers for their patience while the work is underway – we can assure them that it will be well worth the wait!

“We feel confident that the new look will prove a big hit with our regulars and we hope to welcome some new faces into the pub too.”

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  1. Steve Norman

    2nd September, 2016 at 8:42 am

    This (not) Lichfield pub has a good menu online (and good beers) but would prefer all vegetarian options to be marked as such. Wish them well.

  2. Phil Moses

    2nd September, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Best wishes to you looks fantastic!!