Chester’s landmark Temple Bar on Frodsham Street has been closed to make way for a new pub renamed the ‘City Tavern’ as owners contribute £280,000 to the transformation of the area.
Owners Stonegate Pub Company have been watching works to deliver a new £13.5m bus interchange and pedestrian-friendly Frodsham Street unfold since June last year. As the project neared completion, they decided it was the perfect timing for Chester to also get a new look tavern befitting the new gateway to the city.
The £280,000 refurbishment will see the City Tavern with its expanded team of twenty-two staff re-open 30thJune.
The finer detail of the four week project is being kept under wraps although new manager Colin Hughes has been describing stadium style sports viewing, live music, a secret garden, real ales and craft beers for with the new look.
Meanwhile, artist’s impressions of how the outside will look have been released showing a modernised décor, sympathetically styled to respect the pub’s original character.
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