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A popular village pub has celebrated its £18,000 refurbishment from brewers Shepherd Neame with the launch of a lunchtime menu.
Licensee John McGowan and his partner Roz Kane are marking the official launch of the new look at the Five Bells in Seal with a cheese and wine evening on December 2.
Roz said: “Shepherd Neame has done us proud. Everyone loves the refurbishment. There is now a log burning stove, oak floor, newly painted walls and the bar now has mirrors with shelving so that we can display bottles of wine - yet the pub retains the look of a traditional inn.”
The refurbishment has inspired John and Roz to start the lunchtime service.
Roz said: “We serve good pub food, such as shepherds pie, sausages and mash, ploughman’s lunches and sandwiches. We also have a couple of specials’ boards.”
It’s a service regulars appreciate, especially as the Five Bells is now the only pub in the village.
Roz added: “We are a real community pub and we have always wanted to do lunches as we recognized there was a gap. We serve lunch from 12pm to 3pm and on weekends we serve a traditional English breakfast from 10am to 12pm.”