A DENTON pub has been given a new lease of life by a £500,000 refurbishment.
The Fletcher’s Arms, on Stockport Road, closed for eight weeks while its most extensive renovation took place.
Now it has opened its doors again, it hopes to go to new heights, while still retaining ten traditions that made it.
In a bold and costly move, the Almond family – who made the joint investment with brewery Robinsons – have rearranged the interior, relocating the bar to create a striking backdrop to the now more spacious bar lounge.
Décor was chosen to complement the wooden panelling, creating a space described as ‘‘parliamentary’, yet cosy.’
The pub also has a new menu, featuring winter warmers such as braised lamb ragu, a homemade Thai curry and more.
Robinson Brewery’s archives show the purchase of the Fletcher’s in 1920, while the Almond family has been at the helm for 21 years.
Vicki Williams (nee Almond) said: “We wanted to create more space for our drinkers and local community.
“While we offer an excellent menu and are renowned for our carvery, we’re a traditional pub at heart and our bar guests are as important to us as our diners.
“The new bar is stunning, we’re absolutely delighted with the refurbishment. It’s been a long project and certainly a lot of hard work but the final result is fabulous.”