Alvanley Arms reveals new look

Harry and Julie Challinor at the The Alvanley Arms
Harry and Julie Challinor at the The Alvanley Arms

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.”

The Alvanley Arms inside
Inside and outside the Alvanley Arms new look

The Alvanley Arms outside









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.”