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Popular city centre pub undergoes revamp

Worcester Editorial 28th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE OWNERS of a popular city centre bar which has undergone a major overhaul are celebrating after it re-opened its doors.

The refurbishment of the Kings Head in Sidbury has seen the creation of a covered outdoor area as well as new furniture and a complete redecoration.

The work has also seen extensive renovations to the historic venue’s kitchen and washrooms with new outdoor seating and tables added to its canal side patio area.

Co-owner Stephen Ballard said it was great to see the bar back open for business after undergoing its third revamp in the seven years since it was acquired by the Worcester-based restaurant group, Scoff & Quaff.

“The early feedback, both about the décor and the new menu, has been first-class,” he said. “Our aim with the refurbishment was to give a modern, relaxed feel to the Kings Head, both inside and in the garden. We’ve achieved that but also kept with the traditions and history of the building.

“The refurbishment represents a sizeable investment. But we do it because we are always looking to improve and offer the best place possible to eat, drink and relax in Worcester.”

Brian Hulme, of Scoff & Quaff, added: “We’re expecting the business to grow over the next 12 months and in turn I hope we will be able to offer around ten new jobs, adding to the 30-strong team we already have at the Kings Head.”

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