PUB operator JD Wetherspoon is to open its new venue in Chester on Monday, following a £1.4m development project.
It has spent the past five months developing the pub, to be named The Forest House. on the former Mansion House site in Love Street. The area had been unoccupied for 12 months.
The move is expected to create 50 new jobs.
The new pub’s manager, Helen Cazaly, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming customers into The Forest House. I am confident the pub will be a good addition to Chester’s social scene.”
The pub, housed in a Grade II listed building, takes its named from the Georgian-era Forest House which stood on the site in the 18th century.
The building has since housed a Co-op store, a dance hall, tea rooms, nightclubs and auction rooms.
The pub will be open from 9am until midnight on Sundays-Tuesdays and from 9am until 2am from Wednesdays-Saturdays.
Photos and information boards relating to the history and characters of Chester will be displayed in the pub.
Wetherspoon has an existing pub in Chester, The Square Bottle in Foregate Street, which opened in September 1995.