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Transformation for local pub revealed

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Tuesday 8th April 2014

A LOCAL country pub has closed whilst it undergoes a major transformation.

The Strafford Arms in Stainborough has been acquired by Fine and Country Inns who, in partnership with Punch Taverns, will invest £500,000 in a major refurbishment.

The work will take six weeks and when the pub re-opens, 30 new jobs will be created.


The Strafford Arms is expected to open at the beginning of May.

John Laite, from Punch Taverns, said: "We want the Strafford Arms to become one of Yorkshires little gems that can provide a comforting country inn experience with a wide selection of drinks and a quality dining offering both for local people and the many visitors to Stainboroughs' incredible heritage site at Wentworth Castle."

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Posted by Bob Cheddar I Tue 8th Apr 2014 at 12:24pm

Hi Punch! Any danger of decent wheelchair access, for once?

Why, in this day and age, certain pubco's are still refurbishing their portfolio in a manner which excludes disabled customers, is a baffling annoyance.

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Posted by M Ashton I Thu 29th May 2014 at 12:53pm

They need to get difference right between lamb an pork first