A popular town centre pub reopened at the weekend following a major refubishment.
The White Hart relaunched on Saturday as a traditional bar with an upmarket restaurant and VIP area.
Landlord Tony Fitzgerald has created around 15 new jobs and is ploughing £100,000 into the refurbishment of the pub. Tony has joined forces with Chorley Council, which owns the building, to completely overhaul the building which had fallen into a state of disrepair.
Coun Peter Wilson,
deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “It’s great to see the White Hart re-opening.
“Hopefully it will give the evening economy a boost because it looks really good inside offering something a bit different to other pubs and it should become a popular place for people to visit both during the day and at night.
“We thought it was right to invest in the building to improve its condition so someone would be willing to take on the lease and bring a derelict building back into use.
Tony, who spent more than a year working on his vision, said: “It’s been a long journey but I’m passionate about Chorley and wanted to give local people a new venue that will improve the offer that the town has for people wanting to relax and enjoy themselves.”
Sports fans will be in for a treat with 16 big televisions and outside there will be patio areas with large parasols and heat lamps and background music so people can enjoy themselves both inside and outside.
The White Hart will also be a venue for the town’s new two-day live entertainment event Chorley Live, on October 4 and 5.