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Posted: 08 February 2012
Blog category: News
Customers at the Crown & Sceptre, in Elms Vale Road, Dover, now have more room to relax following a £60,000 refurbishment by Kent brewers Shepherd Neame.
The removal of two internal walls has created more space for people to enjoy the freshly-decorated, new-look bar and also improved access to its garden, an intimate sun-trap with its own skittle alley.
Licensee Matt Birchenough said: “The refurbishment has really opened up the pub, there is now so much more room. It has been redecorated throughout and there is a new bar, back bar and lighting.”
While the refurbishment was being carried out, Matt made sure his regulars did not miss out on their favourite pint by serving ale from a marquee in the garden.
The century-old community pub is making the most of the improved layout with regular curry and quiz nights, darts and skittles.
Matt said: “It has always been a popular local but thanks to the refurbishment more customers are bringing their partners and children. Some of my regulars have been visiting for 40 years and they were the first to say how much they love the extra space and the new look.”
Shepherd Neame property and tenanted trade director George Barnes said: “The refurbishment has helped enhance what was an already busy community pub. We are pleased that its new look has been so well received.”