The Alvanley Arms in Cotebrook, Cheshire, has re-opened after a nine-week refurbishment following a joint investment from Robinsons Brewery and licensees Harry and Julie Challinor.
Harry and Julie worked hand-in-hand with Robinsons in-house design team to rejuvenate and modernise the former traditional country inn.
Julie said: “We’ve always been a traditional Cheshire pub. The previous design showcased the award-winning Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, located just next door, but Harry and I both felt that the 400-year-old pub was crying out for a renovation to bring the pub into the 21st century whilst retaining the character and charm that we and our customers value so dearly.”
Internally, the pub received a structural overhaul; removing obstructing walls to open up and improve the connectivity of the trading areas. In addition, a new bar has been made; housing four hand pulls serving Robinsons award-winning cask ales and a new coffee station.
However, the biggest change was the transformation of what was the old plant room into a new dining area, increasing the pub’s seating capacity.
The décor is made up of a palette of rich, warming colours, a mixture of leather and velvet seating, new fireplaces, a built-in full height log store and bespoke shelving.
John Hughes, Business Developer Manager for Robinsons, commented: “The new look Alvanley Arms is a true asset to both Robinsons and the local community. We’re confident that the pub has a very bright future in the hands of Harry and Julie.”