THE Clarence in Greenfield will re-open in June after a six-figure refurbishment.
The new owners have yet to be confirmed but have revealed exciting plans for the pub situated at the junction of Chew Valley Road and Manchester Road.
The Clarence has been empty since February when landlord Mel Robinson called time on his family’s involvement with the business.
But now the landmark hostelry is poised for an exciting new future and a series of posts have appeared on The Clarence’s Facebook page revealing details of the major overhaul.
The new owners intend to create 15-20 new full/part time jobs.
“Our intention is to make this a great family food led pub,” it states.
“Food is the key to survival in this industry now so we have to concentrate on that but equally welcome those that just want a nice place to meet family and friends for a drink. Steak and Fish will be our signature dishes.
“We will have a zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour, drugs and under age drinking.
“We will be able to offer five real ales from ANY brewery including Greenfield, Donkey Stone and Millstone and all the usual best-selling lagers, stouts, Gins, wines etc.
“We intend to initially spend £100,000 getting the pub up to a great standard to get it open ASAP.
“It will be fully refurbished including new toilets. Money will be invested in the kitchen and outside garden areas too.
“Phase 2 in Jan/Feb 2019 will see the function suite reinstated to accommodate parties and darts teams etc.
“We will be family friendly, dog friendly, walker friendly and drinkers only friendly.
“Hard standing and carpet areas will therefore be installed along with lots of comfy fixed seating.
“This will be an all-inclusive pub for everyone in the community to enjoy and we will be open seven days a week from 11ish.
“Fingers crossed we still plan to open 1st or 2nd week in June.”