A £140,000 joint refurbishment has been carried out by Star Pubs & Bars and licensees Rachel and Daniel Curtis.
The new look is a classic country pub with a 21st century touch. It now has a comfy and cosy ambience with wooden panelling and an abundance of greens and earthy colours and country tweed upholstery, as well as new carpeting, slate and wooden flooring.
As a result of the refurbishment, part of the bar area has been reconfigured to create a multi-functional lounge/dining area.
The number of covers at the pub has also increased by 25 per cent to 104.
Rachel said: “It’s transformed the pub.
“We have a loyal following, but that was because of the food and the friendly service we provide. It’s all come together now – the food, drink, service and the pub itself are all the same standard.
“Customers absolutely love the new look, as do we, and we’ve been really busy since we re-opened.”
Managing director of Star Pubs & Bars Lawson Mountstevens said Rachel and Daniel, who is the chef at the pub, had done a great job building a reputation for good food at The Widdrington Inn “in-spite of the tired look”.
He added: “The major refurbishment has created more space for diners and a comfortable, inviting interior, so they can now grow their business further.”