The Blind Busker on Church Road in Hove will close tomorrow (Saturday 14th January) to make way for a refurbishment which will see the pub enhanced and updated throughout.

The Blind Busker, which is owned by national pub operator, the Stonegate Pub Company will reopen on Thursday 19th January at 5pm. Julie Simmons, licensee of the pub and her team have gone all out to delight and surprise those who plan to attend the opening. Guests will be treated to a world of wigs, wonderment and Vivaldi as the team host a rococo-style celebration. Glasses of bubbly and samples from the mouth-watering menu will also be available throughout the evening.

Speaking about the refurbishment, Julie Simmons said; “We’re keeping the quirky, individual style of the pub which our regulars will be pleased to hear. However, we will be introducing some design flourishes such as new fabrics, ornate furnishings and luxurious feature wallpaper. We have three separate areas which will all have a different theme – in one of the areas we’ll be creating a special wall where we’ll be showcasing artwork from local artists. We’re currently displaying the works of Keziah but we would love to hear from other local artists who would like to see their work in the Blind Busker.

“One of the biggest changes we’ll be making is changing the external colour of the pub from aubergine to a more traditional and stylish black and grey. We’ll also be updating the decking complete with new outdoor heaters which will make the outside of the Blind Busker the perfect setting to relax and watch the world go by.

“Whilst the pub is undergoing its fantastic new look, the team will be taking part in refresher training to ensure that when we open our standards and service reflects that of the new look Blind Busker. We’re all really excited with the refurbishments plans and can’t wait to welcome new and existing customers to the pub.”