Pub will close during revamp

General manager David Glazebrook outside the pub before the revamp
General manager David Glazebrook outside the pub before the revamp

The last pints will be pulled at a town pub tomorrow before it is closed for a £270,000 revamp.

The Needle & Awl in Rushden will be closed for a few weeks before its relaunch as a Fayre & Square on March 13.

The huge refurbishment will create five new jobs.

General manager David Glazebrook is recruiting new team members for full and part-time positions in the bar and kitchen.

He said: “I am on the look out for dynamic, hard working individuals who want to be part of our Fayre & Square family of team players at the Needle & Awl.”

The pub at Foxhill Farm, in Northampton Road, will be officially re-opened with a family fun day on Saturday, March 24.

The event will take place from midday to 4pm, and will feature entertainment by jugglers, balloon modellers and face painters.

To mark the occasion, a family from the area is being sought to start the festivities.

Pub staff say they want to reward a local family who deserve a treat.

Nominees could include families who do a lot for charity or are celebrating a special occasion.

The chosen family will also go forward to a national final to crown the Fayre & Square Family of the Year.

Mr Glazebrook added: “I’m sure there are so many families within the community who are an inspiration to others through their voluntary work or who have overcome hurdles but don’t get any recognition.

“So I would like to use our opening as an opportunity to say thank you by treating a family to VIP treatment including a meal on us.”

Anyone interested in a position at the Needle & Awl, or who would like to nominate a Fayre & Square Family, can call Mr Glazebrook on 01933 412326.