A prominent Derby pub is to close today to allow it to undergo a six-figure refurbishment which will create new jobs in the process.
The Paddock, in Mansfield Road, Breadsall Hilltop, which is owned by pub company and brewer Greene King, is to be the subject of an extensive makeover, with improvements to its interior and its food and drink offer.
The revamped pub will reopen on Sunday, July 30, and will create six additional jobs. According to Greene King, the pub, which has traded under the Hungry Horse brand for the past decade, will “go back to basics” with the refurbishment.
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The bar area will have a complete revamp, with the addition of contemporary tiling and a modern finish. The sports viewing will also be enhanced with high quality sound systems from multiple screens throughout the pub.
The new-look pub will also serve an improved drinks range, with additional cask ales being introduced to the bar, to complement existing drinks deals like two bottles for £5 and prosecco for £9.99 over the weekend.
Adelle Poulter, general manager at the Paddock, said: “The Paddock is at the heart of the local community, so we want to provide our guests with even better surroundings to enjoy great food, drink and sporting events. We’re really excited to get the refurbishment underway, and look forward to welcoming our neighbours to the revamped Paddock on Sunday, July 30.”
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It will offer a range of value food and drinks deals throughout the week, including two-for-one burgers on Mondays, curry and a drink for £5 on Wednesdays and add a drink to any burger for £1 Monday to Friday. Greene King is not the only company that is investing in Derby pubs at the moment.
Last month, Star Pubs and Bars, which is the leased pubs business of Heineken UK, announced it will be investing £320,000 in The Bull and Bush, in Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth. However, the investment is subject to the firm finding a licensee to run the venue.
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According to Star Pubs and Bars, the investment would transform the “tired” pub into a top quality local, complete with children’s play area and takeaway. Its plans include repainting and partially cladding the 1970s pub to make it an attractive feature of the centre of Mackworth and a complete makeover of the garden.
Source: Derby Telegraph