Robinsons pumps £1.2m into pub revamp

By Robert Mann contact

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Fit for a king: the George III pub has been given a huge overhaul by Robinsons Brewery
Fit for a king: the George III pub has been given a huge overhaul by Robinsons Brewery
A popular Welsh pub has reopened its doors following a £1.2m investment from Robinsons Brewery.

The George III pub in Penmaenpool, Wales, is the latest in a series of 12 managed pubs that the Stockport-based brewery has refurbished in the past four years.

The pub, which was constructed in 1650 to serve the flourishing boat building industry, has received a sympathetic update that celebrates the pub’s rich heritage and tradition.

Downstairs, the bar area has been refurbished, allowing easy access for drinkers in the forthcoming summer months.

The inn also features 10 newly refurbished guest bedrooms, eight of which are dog-friendly.

Externally, four lodge rooms, which once formed part of a waiting room, ticket office and station master’s house, have become a “perfect haven” for walkers and bikers with panoramic views and easy access to multiple walking and biking trails across the country.

Robinsons Brewery managing director William Robinson said the new design ties the George’s history with a look that feels rustic yet contemporary against the “breath-taking” backdrop of the surrounding Welsh countryside.

“We are very proud to reopen the pub and to welcome the local community and regular tourists back in time for the Easter break,” exclaimed Robinson.

“The George is the latest in a series of 12 managed pubs we have refurbished in the past four years.

“The team at Robinsons Brewery is delighted with the transformation and wish Tom and the team the very best of luck while we plan the next investments we intend to make within our growing managed retail estate.”

George III general manager Thomas Duxbury revealed his gratitude towards the investment.

“We are delighted to welcome customers back to the George III after an intensive several months of refurbishment,” said a delighted Duxbury.

“We want to thank the local community for all their support and patience during the closure and we hope they will join us and raise a toast to the next chapter in the George III’s rich history.”

Following the brewery’s hefty investment, the George is now serving a range of award-winning Robinsons cask ales, lagers, spirits and wine along with a new rotating seasonal menu.

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