Brewery giant Greene King has revealed it will reopen Old Leyland Gates in Golden Hill Lane in early summer after a £500,000 refurbishment, which includes a brand new and larger beer garden.
The pub will also have a new ‘Flaming Gill’ menu with different offers each day, including £5 steak nights (Monday and Tuesday), ‘buy one get one free’ burgers (Thursday) and two ‘pub classic’ meals for £8.99. (Monday to Friday).
A Greene King spokesperson said: ‘Old Leyland Gates is reopening after being closed since the Covid pandemic and over half a million pounds has been spent on this great local community pub.
“We will be looking to recruit a full team of up to 30 people following the half million pound investment in the pub, including a brand new outside seating area.
“We look forward to welcoming you back to Old Leyland Gates.”
Greene King had hoped to build a giant wooden pergola and cabanas draped in ‘festoon lighting’ for customers to enjoy their summer pints in a repurposed outdoor seating area, but plans were scrapped after the South Ribble Borough Council refused planning permission on Monday (April 4).
“The pergola would provide a space where customers can sit under cover to drink and eat during the spring/summer months, expanding the pubs offering and providing an improved customer ambience,” the pub said in its proposals. planning, adding: “The proposals are deemed necessary to help the premises become a successful and sustainable long-term community facility.
However, the Council refused, saying a larger and busier beer garden would cause an “unacceptable level of noise and disturbance” to those living near the pub.
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But the pub will continue to reopen in early summer and Greene King is already recruiting bar and kitchen staff ahead of opening day.
He is currently advertising for an assistant manager, who pays a salary of up to £28,000, as well as a kitchen manager, with a salary of up to £30,000.
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