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Little Neston pub looks to the future following £70,000 makeover

Five new jobs created along with new value for money menu

The Lady Hamilton in Little Neston has a £70,000 makeover thanks to entrepreurial couple Chris and Vicky Garland and Punch pubs

An entrepreneurial couple have made it their new year’s resolution to put a much loved local lady at the heart of the community.

Chris and Vicky Garland are pledging to make sure the Lady Hamilton in Little Neston is a pub that ‘people walk in to rather than past’ after taking over at the Henley Road local.

They have teamed up with national pub operator Punch to invest around £70,000 in the pub as part of a makeover that has also created five new jobs in the area.

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Chris and Vicky, who have just returned to the Wirral after running a pub in Cambridge for the past few years, said they were looking forward to the new challenge.

“Chris said: “Vicky and I were born and bred in Heswall so it’s great to be back amongst friends and family.

The Lady Hamilton in Little Neston has a £70,000 makeover thanks to entrepreurial couple Chris and Vicky Garland and Punch pubs

“The Lady Hamilton is a pub that was purpose built for the local estate and we’re determined to make sure it acts as a focal point for the community.”

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Chris and Vicky, who also run a successful catering business, have lined up a wide range of events and attractions at the new-look Lady Hamilton including live music, quiz nights, ‘open mic’ sessions and trips out to Chester Races.

They will be kicking off their programme of entertainment with a festive kids’ disco and Christmas grotto on Saturday December 17 and a new year’s eve disco and karaoke party.

The couple are also introducing a new menu featuring a range of simple but tasty value for money dishes such as burgers, curry, fish and chips and traditional Sunday roasts.

The Lady Hamilton in Little Neston has a £70,000 makeover thanks to entrepreurial couple Chris and Vicky Garland and Punch pubs

Sport fans will be able to watch all the major matches on big screen TVs as well as plenty of real life action from the pub’s football, darts and pool teams.

Mathew Hughes at Punch said: “Chris and Vicky have great plans for the Lady Hamilton.

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“They are keen to make sure there is something on offer for everyone in the local community and I’m delighted that we are able to support them in this exciting new venture.”

The pub had a joint £160,000 makeover in 2014 by Punch and previous licensees.

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