Admiral reopens Castleford pub after £335k investment

By Gary Lloyd

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Huge sum: Admiral Taverns and licensees Terry and Keeley Greaves have ploughed more than £335,000 into renovating the Royal Oak
Huge sum: Admiral Taverns and licensees Terry and Keeley Greaves have ploughed more than £335,000 into renovating the Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak Inn in Castleford has reopened following a combined investment of more than £335,000 from pubco Admiral Taverns and licensees Terry and Keeley Greaves.

Throughout the refurbishment process, the Greaves have managed to retain the pub’s character and historic features while enhancing the site’s look and feel with modern, industrial-style furniture and fixtures.

Inside, the pub has been completely redesigned, including newly painted dark blue walls with a mixture of wooden and tile flooring. There is also a new bar area and furniture, including tall tables and benches along with two traditional open fires to be used during winter. At the other end of the pub, a sports area complete with a pool table, darts board and flatscreen television have been installed. 

Royal Oak Inn, Interior 3

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Outside the West Yorkshire pub, there is new lighting and signage as well as a new deck next to the beer garden seating between 40 and 50 people. New wooden tables and benches, heaters and festoon lighting have been introduced and, moving forward, the licensees hope to install televisions outside too. 

Terry and Keeley Greaves who have been at the pub for over a decade and have run another nearby pub for the past 14 years.

Terry said: “We love everything about this pub and it means so much to us to be able to give something back to our wonderful community.”

Royal Oak Inn, Interior 2

Looks fantastic

He continued: “The refurbishment looks fantastic – it really is more than we ever could have imagined, and we can’t wait to continue pouring our heart and soul into it for years to come.”

Andy Longley, business development manager at Admiral Taverns, added: “It’s been fantastic seeing the results of this refurbishment – it really has surpassed all expectations.

“The pub looks incredible and I couldn’t be happier for Terry and Keeley. They are such integral members of the community and I’m confident that this investment will enable them to continue all their hard work at The Royal Oak Inn.”

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