A PUB has re-opened following a £150,000 revamp.

The White Bear, in Gisburn Road, Barrowford, has been refurbished and is now open for customers again.

Duty manager Karl Metcalfe said the refurbishment was about giving the pub a ‘facelift’.

The pub now has new wood flooring, an improved bar and new tables and chairs.

Mr Metcalfe said: “We have made an investment of £150,000 to refurbish the pub.

“The bar has been re-done and there is wood flooring in the majority of the pub area.

“There are new tables and chairs, the lighting has been re-wired and there is a gin shelf behind the bar.

“It’s also about giving the pub a facelift and making it trendy to appeal to new customers.”

A charity night was held to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment recently, which included a Michael Buble tribute and refreshments.

Monies raised went to charity Pendleside Hospice, which provides for the special needs of adults with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson joined customers in congratulating manager Martyn Haynes and his team on the refurbishment.

The revamp has also seen the historic walls decorated with Burnley FC memorabilia and BT and Sky Sports projected around the pub while retaining its character.

Mr Stephenson said: “It was a great event to celebrate the re-opening with the added bonus of it all being for a great cause.

“I know the White Bear very well and the refurbishment has really brightened the place up.

“I was delighted to join the locals and the staff in raising much needed funds for Pendleside Hospice.”

Manager Martyn Haynes said: “Everyone commented on how good the pub looks now which is great given the balance we wanted to strike in offering a modern amenity whilst being sensitive to the character of the White Bear.

“We’re looking forward to the Anthony Joshua fight on March 31, as well as a big sporting summer.

“On top of that we have the Pendle Pub Walk in June, our own entertainment every day of the week from pub quiz to karaoke and monthly live music on Saturdays.”