Revamped Lutterworth pub opens again

A Lutterworth pub re-opened for business yesterday (Thursday) after getting a £216,000 refurbishment.

The Red Arrow pub on Coventry Road, Lutterworth is also creating a number of new jobs.

The pub has been closed since May 4 while the refurbishment work took place.

General manager at the Red Arrow, Sean Nealey, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be undergoing such a huge transformation.

“The Red Arrow is a lynchpin of the Lutterworth community, so we’re pleased to be able to offer even better surroundings and a great new menu to both our loyal and new guests alike.”

The pub, owned by Spirit Pub Company, has received a complete makeover, including a revamped bar.

Both the menu and the beer selection will also be upgraded.

Sean said he is looking to recruit new staff for full and part-time positions across the bar and in the kitchen.

If you are interested in a position at the Red Arrow pub, send your CV to 5274unit@spiritpubcompany.com.

Spirit Pub Company owns and operates around 800 managed pubs in several different brands across the UK.

There’s a plan to transform the former Royal British Legion Club in Lutterworth into a restaurant and function room.

The red brick building, at 16, Market Street, is currently vacant.

The plan has been submitted to Harborough District Council.

The new owners say they hope to preserve some of the history of the club in their new restaurant plan.

The Shambles Public House in Lutterworth has been shortlisted for the community food pub of the year award, East Region, through Marstons brewery.

Landlords Denise and George East and pub manager Stacey Castle, who is Denise’s daughter, said they were “ecstatic” at the news.

The awards ceremony is due to take place next Tuesday, May 26, at Leicester Racecourse.

If the pub, which is on Bell Street, is successful, it will go on to compete in a national competition.