Admiral Taverns ploughs £217k into pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Community spirit: Admiral site refreshed with summer makeover
Community spirit: Admiral site refreshed with summer makeover

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The Gardeners Arms in Northampton, Northamptonshire, reopened on Friday 9 June following a major investment of £217,000.

The pub on Wellingborough Road is part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns and has undergone a significant revamp to create a brand-new look with fresh décor.

Inside, the pub has been redecorated to include a new bar, flooring and fixtures and fittings throughout.

Outside, the Gardeners Arms features brand new lighting and signage and an updated courtyard space.

The Gardeners Arms operator Diane May Round said: “Opening night was fantastic, it was amazing to see all our customers, old and new, coming to see what the pub has to offer!  

“The feedback we received from our community was amazing, and we can’t wait to see them again soon.”

Exciting launch

For the opening weekend, customers enjoyed disco music on Friday night and a live music performance on Saturday from local artist Reggae Ray.

Northampton South MP Andrew Lewer, who officially reopened the pub, added: “Diane and her enthusiastic staff team could not have been more welcoming when I cut the ribbon on Friday. The pub looks great, and I wish everyone who has worked so hard to get it open every success.” 

The Gardeners Arms provides a range of drinks offers, including cocktails, wine and fizz promotions, and a sports package of Sky Sports, BTW Sports and Horse Racing.

Events offering

Live music evenings, DJ sets and charity events will also be hosted at the venue.

Proper Pubs operations director Matthew Gurney said the refurb looked “fantastic”, and added that the team had worked really hard to make sure it was a success for the local community.

He said: “On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish our community hero, Diane, every success for the future in making the Gardeners Arms a fantastic hub of the community”. 

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