THE new pub owner said he was looking forward to reopening his doors to customers after several years.
The Islingword on Queens Park Road in Brighton was forced to close in March 2020 due to a ceiling leak but will now be welcoming guests again after a major refurbishment.
Charlie Pearce, who has taken the reins at the pub, said: “I can’t explain how excited I am to open the doors and welcome everyone inside.
“It looks a little different, but I can guarantee you’ll love it.”
A preview of the venue on her Instagram account showed workers installing new tile around the bar, a stencil-like mural of Hanover, and new lighting fixtures.
The venue has a weekend of fun planned starting on opening day on Thursday 18th August with live music, a DJ on Friday and a quiz, indoor food truck and children’s entertainment on Saturday.
Ahead of the celebrations later this week, her Instagram showed a giant glitter ball being installed at the venue.
Charlie hoped the local community would welcome the newly opened pub and urged all residents to pay the venue a visit.
“Don’t be a stranger, everyone is welcome,” she said.
Reservations for the pub before it opens at 12pm on Thursday can be made on their website.
It comes as another pub reopens after being burned out by a fire just over two years ago.
All Bar One in Pavilion Buildings in Brighton was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but was then damaged after a fire engulfed the venue with debris, charring wood and breaking several appliances.
The venue promises to offer “all things shiny and new” when it reopens later this month.
In a message to customers on Instagram, the venue said: “We are delighted to reopen our doors to the absolutely fabulous people of Brighton with a shiny new look.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we promise you won’t be long before you’re back with us, sipping a glass of Processo and enjoying a boogie over brunch with us.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20658648.brighton-pub-reopen-doors-major-ceiling-leak/?ref=rss Brighton pub reopens doors after a major leak in the ceiling