New pub leads to 70 jobs for Corby

The JD Wetherspoon pub in Corby, called the Saxon Crown, is open
The JD Wetherspoon pub in Corby, called the Saxon Crown, is open

A new pub created 70 jobs as it opened its doors to customers this week.

JD Wetherspoon has spent £2.25 million on redeveloping the site in Elizabeth Street, Corby, for its new pub and hotel The Saxon Crown.

The pub opened to the public on Tuesday and will be managed by Dave Cunningham, who used to be at The Railway Inn in Rushden.

Mr Cunningham said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and hotel and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Corby community.”

The new-look pub has a ground floor bar, and beer garden to the rear of the premises. The hotel has 12 bedrooms as well as a reception area and two conference rooms.

Artwork by students from Lodge Park Academy will feature in the bedrooms and hallways, including collage and painting work by Year 9 pupils and photographic artwork by Year 13.

There are also large wallpaper murals in all of the bedrooms from images supplied by Northamptonshire Archives and Corby Community Art.

The Saxon Crown will specialise in real ales, serving a wide range of beers, including those from local and regional brewers.

Its opening hours are from 7am until midnight Sunday to Thursday, and from 7am until 1am on both Fridays and Saturdays.

Food will be served throughout the day and up until 11pm every day.