A Cirencester pub has re-opened after a major refurbishment.
Butcombe Brewery, the West Country based brewery and pub group, has reopened The Bear Inn, after a interior and exterior refurbishment.
The popular Inn on Dyer Street has undergone a complete makeover with stripped wooden floors, classic tones of green and grey wall treatments – emphasising the original wooden beams, painted panelled walls, heritage fabrics and eclectic artwork.
Statement light fittings hang over new timber furniture, cherry red leather arm chairs and cosy upholstered fixed seating areas.
Outside has also been transformed with new contemporary wooden furniture and decked seating areas – perfect for long, lazy al fresco dining when the weather allows.
Duncan Zvonek-Little, operations manager, Butcombe Brewery said: “We’re delighted with the new look pub both inside and out and hope our guests love it as much as we do.
“The bones of this much-loved building are very much still intact but we’ve subtly brought it up to date with a fresher and cosier look and feel.
“We’re also looking forward to introducing our new general manager, Andy Clarke – we’re sure he’s going to be a huge hit with regulars and guests.”
The new GM, Andy Clarke, has spent the past year running the Wilmington in Clerkenwell, a highly regarded public house and dining room, currently in the top 20 bars in London on Trip Advisor.
Previously he worked for Raymond Blanc’s The White Brasserie Company and assisted in the set-up of the brand and the running of their flagship site in Teddington.
He also enjoyed stints at City Barge in Chiswick and The Crabtree in Fulham under the Metropolitan Pub Company brand.
Duncan continues: “Andy brings a wealth of experience and a real passion for the industry.
“Here at Butcombe we pride ourselves on encouraging individuality by giving our staff the space to be creative and innovative.”
A new addition to The Bear Inn’s culinary offering is the availability of a weekend breakfast menu.
Maple House granola, Campfire breakfast, Mushrooms on toast, Loaded Bacon Butty, Eggs & Smashed avocado, Eggs Benedict, Royale and Florentine will soon be available.