A Bletchley pub will close for four weeks today (Monday) while it undergoes a major transformation to improve its overall look and feel.
The Bull & Butcher is receiving a joint investment of £100,000 by the new leaseholders, Sarah Kelly and Lee Sweet, in partnership with owners Punch Taverns, to refurbish the pub throughout with new décor and facilities.
Licensee Sarah, who previously ran the Bletchley Conservative Club for five years, is excited about the refurbishment. She said: “Lee and I wanted to run a pub together and jumped at the chance to run the Bull & Butcher as is very important to us. It has been my local ever since I moved to Milton Keynes and it is where we met.
“There will be major work conducted throughout the pub and we are looking to retain the traditional characteristics whilst creating a brighter, family-friendly pub.
“More notably, a new kitchen will be installed and we can introduce food to the pub which I believe has not been done for the last 15 – 20 years. We are improving our overall drinks range.
“The plans look fantastic; we will be offering the community something different and a range of facilities to suit all. I look forward to seeing the end result.”
Punch Taverns’ Partnership Development Manager, Julian Searle, is also looking forward to the new look pub. He said: “It’s great that Punch can invest in their pubs and Sarah is well-known operator in the area and has some great plans for the pub which I feel will benefit the local community.
“We are working in partnership to reposition the Bull & Butcher as one of the leading pubs that can provide great drinks, quality dining for residents and a child-friendly beer garden in Bletchley and the surrounding areas.”