Cheers! Queens reopens after a £½m facelift

A Rothbury pub has reopened its doors after a £500,000 investment.

Friday, 3rd May 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 17:01 pm
Coun Steven Bridgett, second left, cuts the ribbon with, left to right, Jenny Hale, Punch development manager Simon Lynch, publicans Craig and Nicola Fortune and Anna Coe.

The Queens Head has had a complete refurbishment of the ground floor, with alterations creating a more open space.

Publicans Nicola and Craig Fortune have taken over at the pub and 17 new jobs have been created.

Nicola said: “We are so pleased to finally be opening the doors, the pub and rooms all look fantastic. We have lots of plans for The Queens Head and are passionate about creating a place for everyone to enjoy all year round putting the pub back at the heart of the community.”

The Queens Head has nine letting bedrooms. Bed and breakfast is available to visitors all year round and Nicola and Craig are also planning to offer daily breakfasts to the public.

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Entertainment will also be a key focus, with family fun days, live music and a weekly quiz.

The pub was officially opened by Coun Steven Bridgett over the Easter weekend.

Andy Spencer, managing director of owners Punch, said: “This is a significant investment by Punch in an established community pub and we are extremely pleased with the new look created here. With our new publicans Nicola and Craig at the helm we are confident that The Queens Head will continue to thrive at the very heart of the community it serves.”