Warrington-based operator Mark Condliffe has taken on The Red Lion in Moore, his third site with Star Pubs & Bars.
The pubco is investing £240,000 with Condliffe and his partner in the project Neil Roughshedge in a major upgrade of the pub.
Originally a free-trade operator with The 101 Wine Bar in Stockton Heath, Condliffe also runs two other Star Pubs & Bars sites, the Farmer’s Arms at Fearnhead and The Hatton Arms in Hatton.
“The Red Lion is the only pub in the village,” he says. “It needed investment to bring it up to date and make it more inviting. We’re turning some lovely unused barns and an outdoor area into somewhere with a real wow factor that people will drive to to experience. It will be reminiscent of a Spanish barbecue bar with a wonderful atmosphere. And, as we still have the beer garden, we will be able to offer it to local businesses to hire out for meetings and team building events as well.”