A major refurbishment has been completed at a leading Greene King pub in Bury St Edmunds, coinciding with the launch of a new menu.
The work at The Greengage in Tollgate Lane saw the pub gutted out and new carpets, curtains, paint and furnishings put in.
The refurbishments took more than two weeks to complete during which parts of the pub remained open.
It then closed for the final two days before reopening on Friday.
The pub is one of Bury based Greene King’s chain of Hungry Horse managed houses.
The investment in the pub by Greene King, is believed to run into tens of thousands of pounds – although the pubs and brewery giant declined to confirm an exact amount saying the figure is ‘Commercially sensitive.’
Couple Kryn and Janet Wolszczak manage the pub aided by deputy managers Marc Clarke, Dwayne Balfour and their team of staff.
“The aim of this refurbishment was to bring a bit of sparkle back to the pub.
“It is now much warmer, smarter and cosier here and we are really pleased with it,” said Kryn.
“We have always been a family-friendly pub and everything about the refit has been done with this in mind.”
Matt Brown, business unit director for Hungry Horse said: “To ensure our pubs remain up to date and attractive we regularly invest in their upkeep.
“The refit at The Greengage is part of this on-going work to maintain and improve our pubs.”
The refurbishment has also included investment in a new 60 inch plasma TV, installed for live sports games.
Friday’s reopening coincided with the launch of a new menu across Hungry Horse pubs.
The Greengage regularly features bingo on Thursday lunchtimes and Sunday evenings, while it has also started to hold party nights on Fridays.
For more on the pub including the new menu visit www.hungryhorse.co.uk