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New lease of life for Singing Man Shafton

By Alison Burkinshaw, Royston Reporter Tuesday 24th June 2014
Pd53929b The Singing Man

AFTER three months of renovation, The Singing Man pub in Shafton will re-open as a fish and chip restaurant.

Owner John Helliwell, 60, said the renovation had been a long and expensive one for him and his business partner Gordon Eccles, but they both can't wait to open the restaurant's doors for the first time on Sunday June 30.

He said: "It's took a lot of time and effort to get the place ready for opening, I can't believe it's nearly here.

"To think the other people who were looking to buy the pub wanted to knock it down, it would have been a real shame, it's such a beautiful building.

"I think the people in Shafton need this, there's not much left around here, and we don't need a derelict, unused piece of land.

"Everyone I've spoken to is looking forward to it opening and has wished us well.

"As me and Gordon keep saying to people, as long as we're here, The Singing Man will be too."

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Posted by eileen hiltone I Wed 25th Jun 2014 at 5:10pm

have you got any jobs going

Posted by Darral I Wed 25th Jun 2014 at 5:18pm

June 30th is a Monday??

Posted by Tina I Wed 25th Jun 2014 at 5:52pm

Looking forward to trying the food

Posted by nicola I Wed 25th Jun 2014 at 10:58pm

they had an open day but only heard about it through word of mouth and the people i know have not heard anything back but were told if they were sucessful would need to work a trial shift without pay

Posted by Arthur Westmoreland I Sat 28th Jun 2014 at 6:28am

We love a nice fish

Posted by amanda I Wed 2nd Jul 2014 at 11:46am

does anyone have a contact number for the singing man

Posted by julie I Sat 5th Jul 2014 at 5:45pm

Are you open at lunch times and do you cater for vegetarians and contact number

Posted by Bronwyn Watson I Thu 31st Jul 2014 at 8:30am

Do you have a gluton free menu ?i am a coeliac

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