Village pub reopens after £200,000 transformation

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A VILLAGE pub has has reopened its doors after a £200,000 facelift .

The Derby Arms, on Church Road, underwent the major refurbishment following joint investment by new licensees Inglenook Inns in partnership with pub company Punch Taverns.

The pub had been closed for four weeks while undergoing the transformation, which has seen it redecorated in a stylish but traditional theme.

Open fires and beamed ceiling adding to its cosy feel.


St Helens Star: TOASTING A NEW LOOK: John Glorman and Phil Boal, managers at the Derby Arms, raise a glass after the £200,000 revamp

  • TOASTING A NEW LOOK: John Glorman and Phil Boal, managers at the Derby Arms, raise a pglass after the £200,000 revamp

Managing director James Waddington said: “I am thrilled with the transformation.

“We have based this design on one of our other pubs, the Grapes at Goosnargh - which is performing really well.

“The investment has given us the opportunity to revitalise the Derby Arms, by offering good quality cask ales and home-made food along with a warm, welcoming family-friendly atmosphere.”

Punch Taverns’ Partnership Development Manager, Stephen Lafferty added: “We want to reposition the Derby Arms as one of the leading pubs for great drinks and destination dining in Rainford and the surrounding areas and everyone is really pleased with the transformation.”

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