A popular Derbyshire pub has said it will now close its doors after Christmas to undergo a major refurbishment as it looks to become a top venue for weddings and functions.
Earlier this year, the owners of The Hurt Arms, in Derby Road, Ambergate, applied to Amber Valley Borough Council to create a large function room on the side of the building.
Permission for the extension, which will include a new bar and extra dining space, along with a new terraced area, was granted last month.
Originally, a message on the pub’s website said that the pub would close in September to allow the work to take place.
An artist’s impression of the extension at The Hurt Arms
But now it appears that work has been moved to January.
In a post on the pub’s Facebook page it said: “We are pleased to announce our planning consent has been passed.
“From approximately April 2018 The Hurt Arms will be offering stunning industrial/vintage-style weddings and functions in our new extension with private outdoor areas.
“The pub and outdoor areas will be refurbished and turned in to a cosy retreat for families, walkers, couples and anyone else who enjoys great fresh pub food and drink with a huge selection of real ales and cocktails.
The new function room will be built on the south side of The Hurt Arms (Image: Robin Macey)
“We will be closing the pub in January 2018 for a full refurbishment and adding six luxurious boutique bedrooms.
“The Hurt Arms style will be vintage/industrial and something like nothing else in the area.
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“Between now and then our team will be open every day offering stunning food, drink and entertainment all the way up to the New Year.”
According to the pub’s website, the new extension will be called the Tollgate suite.
The Hurt Arms is a pub steeped in history and was originally built in 1874 by Francis Hurt. Since then it has passed through a number of hands. It has been under its current ownership since May.
Source: Derby Telegraph