Closed Bridgwater pub reborn after £200,000 investment

By Fred A'Court

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Riverside revamp: River Parrett gets major refurbishment
Riverside revamp: River Parrett gets major refurbishment

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A once defunct pub is set to open as a bar and restaurant after a long-term makeover.

Polish businessman Mariusz Muskietorz said the River Parrett Inn in Bridgwater, Somerset, was closed and in very poor condition when he bought it two years ago.

It will open on 8 November after a rebuild and a recent refurbishment that cost more than £200,000.

First foray into hospitality 

It is the first venture into the hospitality trade for Muskietorz, who owns a chain of West Country Polish shops.

Once reopened, the business will be renamed the River Parrett Restaurant, and will have a modern British brasserie feel.

Somerset cider

Muskietorz, who has dual Polish and British nationality, said: “While the restaurant will seat 76, there will still be a bar that people are welcome to pop into for a drink.

“We’ll be serving cocktails, a good selection of wines, bottled beers, lagers and local ciders as Somerset is renowned for it.”

Recruitment drive

The business is now on a major recruitment drive to hire 20 staff.

Once open, Muskietorz intends to further develop the business by offering rooms.

The Inn sits alongside the River Parrett, which was once the main trading gateway for Bridgwater. 

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