Punch site reopens after £350k refurb

By Rebecca Weller

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Heart of the community: Punch Pub site the Moorend Spout reopens following £350k investment
Heart of the community: Punch Pub site the Moorend Spout reopens following £350k investment

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Independent pub company Punch Pubs site the Moorend Spout in Nailsea, Somerset, has reopened under new management following a £350,000 investment from the pub company.

The bar and restaurant, which dates back to the 17th century, has been modernised with updated flooring, seating, and dining fixtures.

New management partners Mel and Chris Lippett, the latter an experienced chef, have lived in the area for several years and were “excited” to have taken on the Moorend Spout.

Furthermore, Lippett has also prepared a new menu consisting of pub classics with takes on traditional favourites such as a handmade chicken and ham pie with buttery mashed potato and a new Sunday-roast offering.

Make guests happy 

Mel Lippett said: "We're excited to reintroduce the Moorend Spout to the local community.

“The investment from Punch​ has allowed for some great upgrades and modernisation throughout that will certainly make guests happy.

“The new menu is already proving popular, which is great, and we cannot wait to meet and get to know all our guests."

Punch​, which has some 1,300 sites across the UK, has also landscaped the pub's garden and outdoor space with improved bench seating and festoon lighting.

Ensuring success 

The reopening of the Moorend Spout marked the fourth relaunch from the pub company so far this month, following the reopening of the Ship​ in Eighton Banks, between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland, after a £350,000 refurbishment.

Earlier this month the operator also revealed two​ sites in Essex​ had reopened following similar investment.

Punch senior operations manager Rupert Reeves said: "We're incredibly proud to have been able to significantly invest in this pub and offer it a new lease of life.

“Its new menu and revitalised and characterful features make it somewhere for all to enjoy, and I have no doubt, with Mel and Chris leading the way, this pub will thrive at the heart of its community, ensuring its success for many years to come."

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