See inside Scunthorpe's new-look Parkinson Arms

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 Oct 2017

A landmark Scunthorpe pub which was gutted by fire officially reopened over the weekend.

Owner Tony Conroy, 67, says the new-look Parkinson Arms will be available for private hire only.

Mr Conroy, a local property developer, has invested £130,000 on renovating the building on Mary Street, which was gutted by fire in December 2014.

He said the pub would offer guests a 130-capacity function room on the ground floor and four apartments on the first floor to rent at £80 a night.

The Parkinson Arms, Mary Street, Scunthorpe which has been refurbished following a fire which started in the a joining building.

Initially, Mr Conroy and his wife Elaine will run The Parkinson Arms with the help of their five sons, but they plan to take on bar staff.

The Arms was converted from the former Devon Hotel in 1966 by the late Frank Barlow and his family. It was later sold to Whitbreads brewery.

Since then it has led a chequered life changing its name from Bar Babylon to Wild Coyote to Parkies Wine Bar.

At one time, the building boasted a red Royal Mail carriage on the roof.

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