Carvery and more than 20 new jobs coming as part of major refurbishment at Scunthorpe pub

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Feb 2018

A Scunthorpe pub is set to undergo a major revamp as part of a rebranding exercise which will include installing a carvery.

The six-figure investment by owner Greene King at the Ashby Lodge, in the shadow of the British Steel works, will see the present Fayre and Square pub-restaurant closed from Sunday, February 18 until Monday, March 5.

It will be the second major investment in recent years at the pub, following a £200,000 spend in 2010.

The latest spend comes in time for the 20 staff to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the pub in 2019 and will create 20 new jobs.

A spokesman for the pub said: "We are delighted that we will shortly be undergoing a six-figure investment and a full refurbishment will begin later this month.

"One of the major changes is that we will install a carvery and we are also adding Sky Sports.

"We will close our doors at 7pm on Sunday, February 18 and aim to reopen on Monday, March 5. As part of the investment we are also creating more than 20 new jobs and invite people to apply.

"We look forward to welcoming all our loyal guests back to enjoy our improved food offer, Sky Sports, plus a greater range of drinks including cask ales."


The Ashby Lodge pub in Scunthorpe

The site was originally opened in 1944 by the former Sergeants Brewery as the Ashby Ville Hotel and in 1983 changed its name to Shakers.

By 1994, the site had been sold to the Burton-based brewery of Marston Thompson and Evershed.

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Following a £670,000 conversion, the old Ville become part of the Marston's Tavern Table chain with facilities including a 170-cover restaurant, a creche, gardens, children’s play area and new toilets.

But a major slice of the £670,000 had to be spent on building a new access route off the busy A18 road alongside the steelworks.



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