Ei revives historic pub in £260k joint investment

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Fit for a prince: the reopening follows a significant transformation to the historic site
Fit for a prince: the reopening follows a significant transformation to the historic site

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Ei Publican Partnership has offered a helping hand to a publican to bring the Prince of Wales pub back to its former glory in a £260,000 joint investment.

The refurbishment received a £200,000 investment from Ei Publican Partnerships, the leased and tenanted division of the UK’s largest pub company Ei Group, and £60,000 from publican, Gordon Reeves.

Located in the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln, the reopening of the revitalised site follows major interior and exterior renovations.

This included converting outbuildings to create a dedicated restaurant area, which has doubled the pub’s capacity to 90, as well as creating a new area ideal for hosting birthdays, christenings and other events for the local community.

Additionally, a new bar, furniture, and log burning fireplace have been installed, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.

The beating heart

Publican Gordon Reeves said: “Having run the Prince of Wales for around 10 years, my business partner Simon Chester and I are hugely excited to have the opportunity to take the pub to new heights following this investment and re-position it as the beating heart of the community once again.

“We are looking forward to utilising the new restaurant space, offering great food and hosting several family events in the near future.”

The food and drink menus have also been revamped, now offering a streamlined range of premium beers and spirits.

A new seasonal menu offers a selection of handmade, locally sourced dishes, including traditional British pub classics such as steak and chips during the evening and lighter options, including a variety of wraps, at lunchtime.

A shining example

Ei Publican Partnerships regional manager Sean Gifford added: “Since taking on the Prince of Wales, Gordon has worked very hard to make this pub a success and it is great to have such an experienced publican at the helm.

“I wish him the best of luck as he continues to take this pub from strength to strength, bringing positive change to the local area and attracting new customers.

“Ei Publican Partnerships is passionate about running pubs that are more than just a place to eat and drink but serve as a venue for communities to come together and enjoy a fantastic experience.

“The Prince of Wales is a shining example of this.”

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