The owner of a Gedney Drove End pub is hopeful of bringing in new regulars after giving it a £60,000 facelift.
Sean Portass called The Rising Sun a “proper country pub” after workmen spent about a year renovating it to be a venue fit to welcome customers of all ages.
The pub has new mahogany furniture, solid oak bar, kitchen, patio and children’s play areas, as well as restored oak beams which are thought to date back to the 17th century.
Sean said: “I bought the pub midway through 2012 when it was closed down, boarded up and really rough.
“Workmen gutted it, then restored its original fittings and added some new features which are now completely finished.
“There was an official opening earlier this month and everybody was absolutely amazed by the transformation from what it was to what it is now. “People are really surprised how it’s turned out because it looks absolutely stunning and I think The Rising Sun is now a proper country pub.”
A programme of live entertainment has been lined up at the pub which closed in 2011, starting with a charity fundraiser on August 4 and a karoake night on August 10.
Guests can also look forward to a range of home-made meals which Sean, who owns several other pubs in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge, said he was keen to increase.
He added: “I’m very pleased with the work that’s been done at the pub because it now has a good country feel, a good atmosphere and once people have come in, they’ll want to come back again.”