Popular Lincolnshire village pub-restaurant, the Bottle and Glass is set to reopen under new ownership next month.
Reopening its doors on April 15, the Bottle and Glass is located in Harby, just 10 miles from Lincoln City Centre and 13 miles from Newark.
New co-owner James Kirby, who also owns property development company, Stirlin, purchased the pub with his friend and business acquaintance, after becoming aware of the opportunity through a mutual friend of the previous owner, Valerie Hope.
James spoke on the new venture: “The acquisition has provided a wonderful opportunity to venture into the hospitality sector, as we approach an end to what has been an incredibly challenging period.
“With cause for optimism, I believe this is exactly the right time to invest into the sector and I am delighted to be able to invest in such an exceptional pub.”
With the help of local interior designers and tradesmen, an initial refurbishment programme has taken place over the past 6 weeks, predominantly focused on providing customers with an improved and enhanced outside area to enjoy during the first phase of restrictions being lifted in April.
James continued: “A critical element of the refurbishment brief was to capture and safeguard the traditional charm and character of the pub that is loved by many.
“The pub will remain under the same management and we are retaining the existing team of skilled and passionate staff.
“Our aim is to continue to build upon the pub’s fantastic reputation, while enhancing the offering and facilities for our customers.”
Daniel Woodhouse, who manages the Bottle and Glass, said: “I am delighted that James has taken ownership of the pub – his passion and expertise assures me that the pub in excellent hands and I am excited for its promising future.
“The team and I are eager to welcome our customers back and hopefully see plenty of new faces.”
“We have put in a lot of work over the past few months to ensure that we can offer the best possible experience to our customers when we re-open, while importantly adhering to Government guidance.
“From the 15th of April, customers can enjoy a delicious new food menu that has been uniquely created by our talented chefs and an extended selection of drinks, as well as improved facilities and refurbished outdoor areas with added seating, covers, heaters and ambient lighting.
“We are also in the process of planning a new venture which we’re looking forward to announcing very soon.
“Whether it’s for a romantic meal for two, business lunch, family gathering or drinks with friends, the team and I would be delighted to welcome you.”