Historic Ribble Valley pub re-opens after £400k revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: Antony Shirley and Joycelyn Neve have taken over the running of the Assheton Arms Antony Shirley and Joycelyn Neve have taken over the running of the Assheton Arms

ONE of the Ribble Valley’s most historic pubs has reopened after a £400,000 revamp.

The Assheton Arms, at Downham, near Clitheroe, opened its doors again last week and has received so much interest that its website server temporarily crashed.

The eight-week restoration saw the gastro pub, which has been sensitively sensitively redecorated, turned into a two-storey, modern restaurant, with fantastic views across the valley to Pendle Hill.

The lease of the restaurant and bar was awarded to the Seafood Pub Company after a well-publicised pitch that also attracted the attention of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

The gastro pub now has now four dining rooms, all with new oak flooring and fittings, Lancashire cooking ranges, restored antique radiators and private dining areas, where guests can personalise their own lighting and i-pod sound systems.

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2:36pm Fri 6 Apr 12

tpreece01 says...

A restoration undertaken "sensitively sensitively"? Surely the sensitivity involved deserved a comma in there! It also "now has now four dining rooms", impressive.
A restoration undertaken "sensitively sensitively"? Surely the sensitivity involved deserved a comma in there! It also "now has now four dining rooms", impressive. tpreece01

3:54pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Troy McCLur says...

I used to work behind the bar there! Good luck to you both ;-)
I used to work behind the bar there! Good luck to you both ;-) Troy McCLur

4:37pm Fri 6 Apr 12

sean_brfc says...

Hopefully the food is better better than the Telegraph's proof reader.
Hopefully the food is better better than the Telegraph's proof reader. sean_brfc

7:08pm Fri 6 Apr 12

California Blue says...

Is it work experiance week at the telegraph?
Is it work experiance week at the telegraph? California Blue

8:22pm Fri 6 Apr 12

embeee says...

or even Work Experience .......... although I have to agree the standard of spelling, grammar, punctuation and factual accuracy in the Lancashire Telegraph leaves much to be desired.
or even Work Experience .......... although I have to agree the standard of spelling, grammar, punctuation and factual accuracy in the Lancashire Telegraph leaves much to be desired. embeee

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