The Riverside Inn in Cound is set to reopen on Monday, August 16 following a major refurbishment.
This iconic pub on the banks of the River Severn near Shrewsbury has been closed for more than a year - but a seven-figure renovation project will see it brought back to life as one of Green King's Chef & Brewer traditional country pubs.
Jo Perry has returned to the Riverside Inn as assistant manager, having previously worked at the pub for more than 10 years, and can't wait to see customers return.
She said: “It’s still very much the Riverside Inn that people know and love, but we’ve taken it to the next level - everything has been stripped right back and replaced or improved.
“The garden and outdoor bar looks absolutely amazing and really makes the most of the incredible views over the river.
“We are also really pleased to be opening our bedrooms for overnight stays, and I am sure they will prove to be very popular.
“It's been so exciting to see the transformation taking shape over the past couple of months. I know the whole of the team are really looking forward to opening. I can’t wait to see people’s faces when they walk through the door.”
Chris Kendall, general manager, added: "It’s been a big job recruiting new staff, and we are pleased that a number of the team are returning to the pub after working here previously.
“We are very keen to keep that continuity going and we want to encourage people from the local community as well as from further afield to come and see what we have done with the place. It’s been a careful refurbishment to provide a fresh new look, but very much with a traditional country pub feel.
“We will be serving fantastic pub food, along with a great selection of cask ales and expertly-paired wines. The Riverside will be the perfect place to meet friends and family for a meal, or simply to enjoy a drink whilst watching the river flow by.”