Griffin shuts for face-lift

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MARCH Ye Olde Griffin pub is set to close on Sunday read for a £60,000 make-over.

The pub in High Street, which is owned by the Barracuda chain, will be closed until Thursday April 21 while the work is carried out.

Plans for the hotel include redecoration in both the trading and bedroom areas with a completely new colour scheme and new furnishings, giving the hotel a brighter, lighter, fresher feel and the introduction of a designated hotel reception to make check-in more efficient for guests.

Along with the new look, Ye Olde Griffin will also open with a new menu, reflecting the change in season and the warmer, summer months with dishes such as the super green feta salad.

Plans are also well underway to host a celebratory opening party on Thursday April 28 from 5pm onwards.

Lee Oldale, licensee of Ye Olde Griffin said: “Marina and I are really looking forward to the refurbishment and can’t wait to see what the hotel will look like once it’s finished. So far, it’s been a great year for us here at the hotel, what with winning the Outstanding Achievement Award in our company awards and now with the planned refurbishment.

“Whilst the site is closed, we’ll all be undergoing training to make sure that our service standards are just as good as the surroundings.”

Work has already started at Ye Olde Griffin with the expansion of the beer garden which will be able to seat around 120 customers - just in time for summer.