Castle Rock’s Willowbrook pub in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, reopens today – Thursday 2 July. It has been closed for three months following a fire in the small hours of the night on Thursday 2 April.
As a mark of gratitude to the fire-fighters who brought the fire under control, saving the structure and the business, Castle Rock has invited representatives of the Fire Fighters Charity and the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to attend the reopening. A donation will be made to the charity to help in its work enhancing the quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.
The Willowbrook became Castle Rock’s 20th pub when it initially opened on St George’s Day 2014.
Colin Wilde, Castle Rock’s managing director, says the refurbishment has gone to plan. “Thanks to the efforts of the fire-fighters there was very little structural damage. Though the building itself remained intact, that could not be said for the fixtures, fixings and stock. Internally, the pub is completely new from the mirrors to the bar itself.”