County set for an Italian styling

Craig Daniels, landlord of The County, Lytham. The pub is set to undergo five weeks of refurbishment works from Sunday.
Craig Daniels, landlord of The County, Lytham. The pub is set to undergo five weeks of refurbishment works from Sunday.
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A popular pub in the centre of Lytham is set to undergo a major refurbishment - with an Italian twist.

The County Hotel, on Church Road, will have the workmen in for five weeks worth of improvements to its premises from this Sunday.

But, according to landlord Craig Daniels, pictured right, it won’t just be the decor that customers new and old will notice once the work is finished.

He said: “It’s quote major and a big change.

“We’ve not had any investment in 10 years and we’ve decided to have the work done.

“It remains a bar but we’re going to ad a bit of a twist on the food - with new pizza and pasta dishes, as well as flat breads and things like that.

“We’re going to make dining something which is more of a feature of our setup.”

While the pub remains popular with locals, it also boasts 22 rooms of accommodation for visitors from further afield.

A previous winner of Britain in Bloom, it also counts itself as a listed building.

A regular rota of social events are held there, including weekly quiz nights (in which participants compete to win a gallon of beer) an other live entertainments.

The hotel also boasts several traditional beers and cask conditioned ales, while the dining side of the business adds a further strand to the pub’s versatility.

And Craig says both staff and customers alike are looking forward to the new changes coming to fruition next month.

He said: “Everyone’s really looking forward to it.

“We’ve got a great pub but we’ve just been neglected for a while.

“It’ll be nice to have something new to show off, especially for our customers.”

The pub is open between 11am and midnight (including bank holidays), although it closes an hour earlier on Sundays at 11am.

Its food service times are daily between noon and 9pm.

For more information call (01253) 795128.

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