A pub in Lancashire has received an award following its refurbishment that makes the most of its period features and history.
The Tim Bobbin in Burnley has been returned to its original four-room layout, with the owners going to great pains to restore the stone floors and old fireplaces. The refurbishment took six months and has transformed the atmosphere of the pub, the Lancashire Telegraph revealed.
It was singled out as one of the three top pubs in the Camra annual design awards this year, which recognise the effort that goes into renovating and preserving heritage pubs.
Husband and wife Joey and Debra Robinson have been running the pub since its renovation at the end of 2015 and Mr Robinson told the newspaper that he’s seen a change in the clientele they now attract.
“Before the refurbishment it was all sticky carpets and the wrong crowd. But now we have people who come in for a quiet pint or a meal during the day,” he said.
He added that the pub gets busier on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as drawing in people who want a quick drink on their way home from work.
The other pubs that were recognised by Camra for their design were the Scottish Stores in London, which received the conservation award, and the Ship Inn in Shalesmoor, Sheffield, which the organisation described has having been returned to its “former Edwardian glitz and glitter”.
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