£130,000 facelift for Rushden pub

The Needle & Awl has had a major refurbishment
The Needle & Awl has had a major refurbishment

A family pub has re-opened after being given a £130,000 makeover.

As well as sprucing up the pub, the refurbishment of the Needle & Awl in Rushden has also created 20 jobs.

Wacky Warehouse mascot Wesley and team leader Tracy West, who has worked at the Needle & Awl for 17 years, helped out with the recent unveiling of the newly revamped family-focused Fayre & Square pub restaurant.

The majority of the £130,000 investment has been made in the Wacky Warehouse soft play centre, while the pub itself has a new colour scheme and will now offer full table service.

General manager Jacquie Foulston said: “The team and I are thrilled with the new look and feel of the Needle & Awl.

“The pub has always been very popular with families so it’s great to be able to offer a welcoming child-friendly environment and improved play area. We were honoured to have Wesley join us for a very successful launch and can’t wait to welcome local residents and visitors alike in the coming weeks.”

A number of full and part-time positions are still available for the Wacky Warehouse, bar and kitchen.

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

Anyone interested in a role can call 01933 412326.

Spirit Pub Company owns and operates about 800 managed pubs across the UK. Brands in its portfolio include Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and Taylor Walker.