The Red Lion on Amos Lane in Wednesfield has closed to make way for an investment of £200,000 which will see the pub re-open as a new ‘heart of the community’ local pub.

Gary Eddington, the General Manager of the Red Lion and his Team will be hosting a celebratory red carpet party from 6pm on Friday 27th April for customers new and old to enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and sample the new food menu, whilst getting a glimpse of the pub’s fresh new look. To delight and entertain guests, the pubs resident band ‘’No-eye-deer’ will host the evening’s open-mic night introducing new and up-coming acts and performers from the area, whilst a table magician will have guests entranced with his clever tricks.

The party spirit continues into Saturday 28th April. A bouncy castle and children’s garden games will create a fun-day feel during the day followed by live music from a ‘surprise’ tribute band in the evening.

Speaking about the refurbishment, Gary Eddington, General Manager of the Red Lion said: “The Red Lion is to be the very first of a new breed of Locals pubs across the country for the pub’s owners Stonegate Pub Company. The aim is to create a pub that is the heart and soul of the community, somewhere for customers to meet and make friends, enjoy a bite to eat and drink and have fun and be entertained. But aside from that, we hope to be home from home for many, by providing wifi, having a dedicated pc for customers to use and even be a delivery point for parcels during times when are customers aren’t at home. By offering above and beyond the pub norm the Red Lion really will be a true ‘locals’ pub.”

“The refurbishment is something of a transformation and regulars are going to see a big difference. With new décor, carpets and furniture throughout, the introduction of the latest information screens, a staging area with state of the art lighting and cameras for bands and entertainment nights and even a fully interactive camera-linked darts board, the pub will be well and truly a modern day local.