Robinsons reopens pub after six-week transformation

By Gary Lloyd

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Set sail: the Navigation pub reopened in mid-December 2023
Set sail: the Navigation pub reopened in mid-December 2023

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Stockport-based brewer and pub operator Robinsons has reopened the Navigation pub in Marple, Greater Manchester, following an extensive six-week long refurbishment.

The doors swung open on Thursday 14 December, revealing a transformed space that promises “a fresh and comfortable space”.

The Navigation has four distinct areas that have all enjoyed a spruce up, including a local bar, bar lounge, main bar trading space and another intimate room at the back – where a new log burner has been installed, creating a fire focal point and adding to “the cosy charm”.

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Walls have been removed and clear glazed screens added, providing a more open and inviting atmosphere, Robinsons said.

Remarkable transformation

Robinsons said: “The interior underwent a remarkable transformation with the introduction of new flooring, furniture and decorations brightening up the whole area.

“The redesigned bar features two counters and serves as a focal point in the pub.”

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It continued: “Notable updates include the replacement of all lighting with mood lighting, pendant lights over the bar and seating. A rich colour palette of warm red and off black creates a warm and welcoming area. Wallpapers featuring local history and country images line the walls adding a touch of character to the interior.”

Versatile venue

The makeover has also extended to the toilets with the gentlemen’s facilities receiving a facelift and the ladies’ reconfigured to accommodate a baby changing unit.

Situated on the outskirts of Marple town centre, Robinsons said the pub offers a “convenient car park”. Upstairs, there is a redecorated function room, complete with new toilets for special events. Additionally, the function room doubles as a meeting space, providing a versatile venue for various occasions.

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Robinsons said: “The Navigation pub invites the local community and visitors alike to experience its renewed charm, celebrating the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

“The pub aims to continue serving as a welcoming hub for customers to gather, relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.”

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