A town centre pub is set to re-open next week after a major refurbishment.
The Horseshoe Inn in Sheep Street, Wellingborough, has been closed while the three-week makeover is carried out.
The pub interior has been redecorated in a modern and contemporary style with feature wallpaper, as well as traditional elements to retain the authentic pub feel and sports atmosphere.
Several new jobs will be created by the joint investment of £140,00 by new licensees Debbie Dexter and Punch Taverns.
Debbie, who previously managed the pub for nine years, is excited about the re-opening.
She said: “After almost a decade managing the Horseshoe, I know the pub inside out and wanted to take the leap and run it as my own.
“The pub looks fantastic and I can’t believe the transformation.
“It looks totally different with the stylish décor and brighter appearance.
“The investment will cater for different markets with the new facilities to offer hot drinks and light snacks, such as paninis and baguettes, in the day, whilst building on our reputation for live sports and music in the evening.
“The team and I look forward to the reopening and welcoming some old and new faces back to the pub to celebrate the new look with us.”
The pub’s entertainment schedule will kick off with a performance by Camouflage from 9.30pm on Friday, January 24.
Punch Taverns’ partnership development manager, Julian Searle, is also looking forward to the launch.
He said: “It’s great that Punch can invest in our pubs and we essentially want to reposition the Horseshoes as a leading daytime and evening venue, providing great drinks and entertainment for residents and visitors to Wellingborough.
“Everyone is really pleased with the transformation and I expect the launch night to be busy with local residents eager to see the pub’s new look.”